Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Psychosis in the General Population

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Schizophrenia Bulletin explores "the extended psychosis phenotype," finding that affective dysregulation, psychotic experiences, motivational impairments, and cognitive alterations are distributed throughout the population, and suggestive...

“Chuck Norris Warns Antidepressants Can Depress”

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Chuck Norris writes in WND: "I believe that too many who struggle with mild cases of depression don’t think they can find genuine relief...

Efficacy & Effectiveness of Treatment for Depression in RCTs & Daily Practice

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A study from the Netherlands found that outcomes for 598 patients in treatment for mild to moderate depression were significantly less in practice than...

“Brain-Plasticity Based” Computer Program Starts Trials

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A computerized "brain-plasticity based" computer program designed to improve cognitive issues associated with schizophrenia is undergoing trials at eleven research centers in the U.S....

Association Between Age of Psychosis Onset and Cannabis Use

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Researchers at Harvard, NYU, and the VA say in a study published online today by Schizophrenia Research that the age at which 57 subjects...

Rejecting Illness as Chronic Contributes to Better Outcomes

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Swiss researchers investigated the paradox that both low and high levels of "insight" are a risk factor for poor outcomes such as depression, hopelessness,...

Review of the Evidence: Childhood Adversity High in Schizophrenia and Other Disorders

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Researchers from Australia and the UK found that people with a schizophrenia diagnosis almost four times more likely than controls to have a history of...

Challenges and Visions for the “Mental Heatlh” System

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I envision a world where there is no need for a mental health field/system because communities are strong and we have a holistic understanding...

Review of Evidence for Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Depressive Disorders

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Researchers in Germany review and evaluate the evidence for non-pharmacological treatment of depressive disorders, finding an "adequate level of evidence" for psychotherapeutic intervention, marital/couples/family...

Training the Brain for Well-Being

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Experience shapes the brain, for better or worse. Richard Davidson & Bruce McEwen review the ways that adverse early experience create measurable changes in...

Theory of Mind and Emotion Processing Training for Schizophrenia

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Impairments in social cognition are critical predictors of social functioning in patients with schizophrenia. Emotion processing (EP) and theory of mind (ToM) are hypothesized...

Discrimination Impacts Mental Health: Especially Among the Educated

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A cross-sectional study of 1,994 individuals in a deprived area of Japan found that perceived discrimination was significantly associated with depressive symptoms and a...

Expectations Modulate Social Perception Differently in Schizophrenia, Autism

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Writing in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Cambridge and University College in London review the evidence that both attention and...

Antenatal Depression Associated w/Mom’s Childhood Maltreatment

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Maternal antenatal depression is highly correlated with a history of the mother having been mistreated in childhood, and these two facts significantly increase the...

Beliefs About Psychosis Predict Engagement With Therapy, and Outcomes

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A study by U.K. researchers finds that patients with schizophrenia diagnoses are more likely to engage in therapy and to experience positive outcomes when...

Obstetric Complication, Cannabis Use: Strongest Predictors of Early Psychosis

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According to data drawn from 608 patients of an early intervention program in Dublin, presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)...

Senate Amendment Filed to Fight Inappropriate Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

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Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut filed an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety...

Cognitive Therapy is Effective for Schizophrenia

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Noting that antipsychotic medications and psychosocial interventions have shown limited efficacy, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania followed 60 low-functioning individuals with schizophrenia diagnoses...

Losing Your Home While Pregnant Makes You Depressed

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Data derived from a study of 662 new mothers reveal that the 8% of them who had lost their homes to foreclosure in the...

Family-Level Intervention for Schizophrenia

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Scores of daily function, employment, living situation, marital status and Global Assessment Scale in 979 persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and 1,509 of their relatives...

“What’s it Really Like to Take Antidepressants?”

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Britain's HealthTalkOnline.org offers videotaped interviews with 36 people in their homes, talking about their decision to take antidepressants and the impact of that decision...

“This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs”

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NPR Shots explores a nursing home where "residents can always find something to do," and where use of antipsychotic drugs has dropped dramatically. This Nursing...

Letters to the Editor: “The Treatment of Choice”

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Readers respond to the New York Times article, “The Treatment of Choice,” about innovative programs for psychosis and schizophrenia that involve patients and their families in treatment decisions. “Narratives of success counter a drumbeat of faulty links of mental illness and violence, inaccuracies which serve only to further stigmatize and isolate individuals with psychiatric illness.”

Community Participation Predicts Recovery

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In a study of 1,827 adults and young adults, researchers from Temple University found that community participation (parenting, employment, volunteering, education, group membership, civic...

Pain Predicts Psychopathology

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Researchers from Italy, Hungary, and the U.S. investigated the extent that the subjective experience of pain in 575 psychiatric outpatients (without comorbid physical diagnoses)...

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