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IQ Decline in Childhood May Portend Psychosis in Adulthood

IQ Decline in Childhood May Portend Psychosis in Adulthood

Emerging research suggests declines in IQ during early childhood and adolescence can lead to psychotic episodes in adulthood. Investigators theorize that declining IQ causes children and young adults
Some Major Mental Disorders Share Molecular Profile

Some Major Mental Disorders Share Molecular Profile

While most physical disorders, such as cancer or diabetes, have well-defined indicators seen in tissues, organs, and bodily fluids, mental disorders are often more difficult to diagnose as they are
What Happens When Productivity Meets Mental Illness?

What Happens When Productivity Meets Mental Illness?

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High Dopamine May Cause Psychosis Patients to Focus More on Expectations

High Dopamine May Cause Psychosis Patients to Focus More on Expectations

A new study finds that schizophrenia patients with auditory hallucinations often hear what they expect to hear. In fact, the hallucinations may be an extreme version of a perceptual distortion […]
A Book About a Book About Schizophrenia

A Book About a Book About Schizophrenia

The literature of madness takes many forms. For canonical writers of mental illness like Nabokov or Hesse, that illness is a way to expand the capacities of language to communicate the inner world.
Study IDs Who is Most Vulnerable to Psychotic Illness

Study IDs Who is Most Vulnerable to Psychotic Illness

Young men, ethnic minorities and people living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, the first manifestation of one or more severe mental
Early Psychosis Interventions May Reduce Patient Mortality

Early Psychosis Interventions May Reduce Patient Mortality

Special interventions designed for people in early psychosis can significantly reduce patient mortality, according to a new Canadian study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, Western
Caring for a suicidal loved one | Letters

Caring for a suicidal loved one | Letters

‘I was given a leaflet on how to apply for benefits and “rewarded” with 10 yoga classes,’ writes one woman, whose husband died last year. Plus Keir Harding questions the zero suicide policy Amid the
New LSD Research May Help Explain the Brain Chemistry of Depression and Schizophrenia

New LSD Research May Help Explain the Brain Chemistry of Depression and Schizophrenia

Anyone who’s taken the psychedelic drug LSD (formally known as lysergic acid diethylamide), or had the joy of listening to their favorite relative talk about it during Thanksgiving, knows it can be a
Exercise Before Psychosis Drug Prevents High Blood Sugar in Mice

Exercise Before Psychosis Drug Prevents High Blood Sugar in Mice

Canadian researchers have found that mice who engage in a single bout of intense exercise right before taking a dose of the antipsychotic drug olanzapine (Zyprexa) do not experience a […]
Antipsychotic Meds Used More in UK for Kids With Autism

Antipsychotic Meds Used More in UK for Kids With Autism

A new U.K. study suggests that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication at a younger age than those without intellectual disability.
Psychological Traits May Impact How We Look at Art

Psychological Traits May Impact How We Look at Art

The same piece of artwork can elicit completely different responses among various observers. Now a new Australian study reveals that psychological traits may play a significant role in how a […]

Muscular Strength Tied to Brain Health

A new study finds that muscular strength, measured by hand grip, is a significant indicator of brain health. This link was found to be consistently strong in both younger (under […]
Wisconsin Police Who Tased Mentally Ill Black Man 18 Times Face No Charges in His Death

Wisconsin Police Who Tased Mentally Ill Black Man 18 Times Face No Charges in His Death

In what has become a subplague in the epidemic of police violence, two police in West Milwaukee, Wis., will not be charged in the death of a 22-year-old man diagnosed with schizophrenia, whom they
Specific Brain Abnormality Tied to Risk of Mental Illness

Specific Brain Abnormality Tied to Risk of Mental Illness

A specific brain abnormality may indicate a person’s general risk for mental illness, according to a new study at Duke University. The signature abnormality involves a reduced efficiency between
Smartphone-Based Treatment May Rival Therapy for Severely Mentally Ill

Smartphone-Based Treatment May Rival Therapy for Severely Mentally Ill

A new study finds that a mobile phone intervention, commonly referred to as mHealth, may be as effective as a clinic-based group intervention for people with serious mental illness. For...

Study: Kids in High-Risk Situations More Likely to Become Violent Adults

A new study provides the first scientific hint that living in big cities, experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen...
Placenta May Play Key Role in Schizophrenia

Placenta May Play Key Role in Schizophrenia

A new study suggests that the placenta may factor into the risk for schizophrenia, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism and Tourette syndrome. The new findings,
Portable Eye-Testing Device May Help Diagnose Schizophrenia

Portable Eye-Testing Device May Help Diagnose Schizophrenia

Research has shown that people with schizophrenia exhibit abnormal electrical activity in the retina. Now a new study finds that a portable device commonly used in optometrists’ offices could allow...
You Need to Watch 'Legion,' the Weirdest Show on TV

You Need to Watch 'Legion,' the Weirdest Show on TV

This wild superhero drama is more surreal than a Dalí painting.