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Severe Mental Illness Tied to Greater Risk of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Severe Mental Illness Tied to Greater Risk of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

People with severe mental illness, particularly racial minorities, face a much greater risk of having prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study at the University of California,...
Studies Identify Key Genes for Intelligence, Depression, ADHD, and Autism

Studies Identify Key Genes for Intelligence, Depression, ADHD, and Autism

A few genes may have a dramatic impact on health, well-being, and happiness.
Joshua Lutz's Peculiar, Lonely Photos of Sex, Addiction, and Mental Illness

Joshua Lutz's Peculiar, Lonely Photos of Sex, Addiction, and Mental Illness

"So much of the first half of my life was... fueled by fears that I would become schizophrenic. I still have that feeling."
Studies Identify Key Genes for Intelligence, Depression, ADHD, and Autism

Studies Identify Key Genes for Intelligence, Depression, ADHD, and Autism

A few genes may have a dramatic impact on health, well-being, and happiness.
Boosting Folic Acid May Lead to Less Risk of Severe Mental Illness

Boosting Folic Acid May Lead to Less Risk of Severe Mental Illness

Fortifying grain-based foods with folic acid — instituted in the U.S. in the 1990s to prevent neural tube defects in infants — may also reduce the incidence of severe mental...
Study Finds Disrupted Stress Response in Schizophrenia Patients

Study Finds Disrupted Stress Response in Schizophrenia Patients

A new Canadian study published in the journal Brain shows that stress tends to impact the brain and body differently in schizophrenia patients than in healthy people or even in...
Machine Learning May Help Diagnose, Treat Schizophrenia Patients

Machine Learning May Help Diagnose, Treat Schizophrenia Patients

Through the use of machine learning, psychiatric researchers can apply analysis techniques to large amounts of data. This gives scientists the unprecedented opportunity to categorize and compare
Perseris (Risperidone) Approved for Once-Monthly Schizophrenia Treatment

Perseris (Risperidone) Approved for Once-Monthly Schizophrenia Treatment

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Perseris (risperidone), an injectable version of risperidone, for extended treatment of adult schizophrenia. After the drug is injected
For Many with Severe Mental Illness, Spirituality Plays Role in Well-Being

For Many with Severe Mental Illness, Spirituality Plays Role in Well-Being

A majority of young adults with severe mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a
Peer Support for Mental Illness Shown to Reduce Acute Care Readmission

Peer Support for Mental Illness Shown to Reduce Acute Care Readmission

A new study shows that care and support from peers who have also experienced mental health problems reduces readmission rates for people who have recently left acute mental health care....
Friends Who are Former Smokers Can Help Those with Serious Mental Illness Quit

Friends Who are Former Smokers Can Help Those with Serious Mental Illness Quit

An estimated 53 percent of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) — including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression — smoke cigarettes, compared to only 18
A Genetic Study Using 23andMe Data Finds Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

A Genetic Study Using 23andMe Data Finds Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

There’s evidence of a connection between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it’s unclear whether the drug leads to the disorder, or vice versa. A new study published Monday, which relies partly on
Childhood Trauma Tied to Greater Social Dysfunction in Adults with Major Mental Illness

Childhood Trauma Tied to Greater Social Dysfunction in Adults with Major Mental Illness

Childhood trauma is tied to impaired social cognition in adults diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders, according to a new Irish study published in the journal European Psychiatry. ‘Social
1961 psychiatric interview with a schizophrenic

1961 psychiatric interview with a schizophrenic

https://youtu.be/IehtMYlOuIkI've watched this video twice because it is fascinating, both for the subject and for the aesthetics. This young man is being interviewed about why he was admitted to a
New EU Guidelines Tap Exercise As Integral to Mental Health Treatments

New EU Guidelines Tap Exercise As Integral to Mental Health Treatments

A comprehensive review of existing studies has led the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) to issue new guidelines to promote exercise as a key adjunctive treatment for mental health conditions.
Yale scientists have new insight on how LSD works in the brain

Yale scientists have new insight on how LSD works in the brain

The human brain remains one of science’s great mysteries. Recently, however, neuroscientists announced that they’re a little bit closer to understanding cognition and perception, with…
Brain Imaging Shows How LSD Alters Perception

Brain Imaging Shows How LSD Alters Perception

In a new study, researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland used brain imaging technology to investigate how LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide, or “acid”) appears to alter a healthy...
Brain Activity Pattern May be Early Sign of Schizophrenia

Brain Activity Pattern May be Early Sign of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia symptoms tend to appear in adolescence or young adulthood. And while there are some early warning signs which can identify a person at high risk for the disorder, there...
Unique Brain Activity May Predict Schizophrenia

Unique Brain Activity May Predict Schizophrenia

While some signs can suggest if a person is at risk for developing schizophrenia, a definitive diagnosis is not determined until the fist psychotic episode occurs. But neuroscientists have now...