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First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study.
Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce
Biomarkers May Aid in the Development of New Schizophrenia Drugs

Biomarkers May Aid in the Development of New Schizophrenia Drugs

A new study has identified biomarkers that may help in the development of better treatments for schizophrenia. The findings are published online in JAMA Psychiatry. In the past two decades, […]
Avatar Therapy May Ease Schizophrenia Symptoms

Avatar Therapy May Ease Schizophrenia Symptoms

New research suggests a new form of therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar appears to help relieve hallucinations when provided along with
Dopamine Seen As Link to Mental Illness for Brain-Injured Preemies

Dopamine Seen As Link to Mental Illness for Brain-Injured Preemies

Babies born prematurely who also sustain small brain injuries at the time of birth are more likely to have lower levels of dopamine as adults, according to a new study […]
Dominant Hand May Begin in Womb

Dominant Hand May Begin in Womb

Are we born either right- or left-handed, or do we randomly choose a dominant hand as young children? The answer to this question has been debatable, as it takes a […]
Scientists Can Tell if Babies Will Be Left-Handed Before They’re Even Born

Scientists Can Tell if Babies Will Be Left-Handed Before They’re Even Born

The discovery might help predict depression, schizophrenia and autism
Scientists Can Tell if Babies Will Be Left-Handed Before They’re Even Born

Scientists Can Tell if Babies Will Be Left-Handed Before They’re Even Born

The discovery might help predict depression, schizophrenia and autism
Environment May Play Major Role in Psychosis

Environment May Play Major Role in Psychosis

A new study finds that rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others. The findings suggest that environmental factors, in addition to […]
In Schizophrenia, Greater Cognitive Insight May Aid Daily Functioning

In Schizophrenia, Greater Cognitive Insight May Aid Daily Functioning

For patients with schizophrenia, having the ability to self-reflect and adjust beliefs may help mitigate many of the cognitive challenges associated with the disease and improve daily functioning,
New Therapy Can Aid Social Skills for Those with Schizophrenia

New Therapy Can Aid Social Skills for Those with Schizophrenia

U.K. researchers have found support for a new therapy for young people suffering from schizophrenia. The technique, social recovery therapy, helps individuals reconnect and engage with the world
High-Altitude Psychosis Seen as Distinct from Altitude Sickness

High-Altitude Psychosis Seen as Distinct from Altitude Sickness

In a new study of psychotic episodes at extreme altitudes, researchers have determined that high-altitude psychosis is a stand-alone medical illness, rather than a condition stemming from acute
Psychosis Plus Autism Traits Hikes Risk for Suicidal Thoughts

Psychosis Plus Autism Traits Hikes Risk for Suicidal Thoughts

People with traits of autism who experience psychotic episodes are at greater risk of suffering from depression and suicidal ideation, compared to psychosis patients without autism traits, according
Inner Dialogue May Give Clues to How Some Hear Voices

Inner Dialogue May Give Clues to How Some Hear Voices

In a new study, scientists investigated the mechanism behind our silent internal dialogue (talking to ourselves in our minds) in order to gain a better understanding of how patients with […]
Immune Condition May be Mistaken for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Immune Condition May be Mistaken for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

A large number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition, according to researchers at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute.
Musical Talent May Be Tied to Reduced Risk for Hallucinations

Musical Talent May Be Tied to Reduced Risk for Hallucinations

Higher musical aptitude appears to be linked to a reduced risk for experiencing hallucinations, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal Schizophrenia Research. This reduced tendency
Stigma of Mental Illness Linked to Mix of Beliefs About Causes

Stigma of Mental Illness Linked to Mix of Beliefs About Causes

A new study finds that campaigns to treat mental illness as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because people also tend to believe that other factors such as […]
Bipolar Subtypes May Have Distinct Origins

Bipolar Subtypes May Have Distinct Origins

A new Swedish study may help settle the controversy over the relationship between bipolar I and bipolar II disorders. Despite genetic overlap between these two bipolar subtypes, the findings show […]
How Working Memory Goes Wrong in Schizophrenia

How Working Memory Goes Wrong in Schizophrenia

In a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers discover that cognitive problems that often plague people with schizophrenia may be due to disruptions in the brain’s

Better Antipsychotic Drugs May Be on the Horizon

Although antipsychotic medications have helped many people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism-spectrum disorders, the drugs often come with severe side effects due to their interactions