Saturday, January 29, 2022

“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...

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)...

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...

Federal Regulators Urge Cuts in Antipsychotics for Seniors

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An Office of the Inspector General report says that nearly nine out of 10 prescriptions for antipsychotics given to Medicare beneficiaries are for unapproved uses....

American Woman

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On Thursday, May 31, 2001, a woman whose name is known only to GlaxoSmithKline emailed the company:   "My name is... I was diagnosed with panic...

Social Environment Moderates the Link Between Family and Psychosis

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A study of 4,011 people randomly selected from the population of Izmir, Turkey found that the association between familial liability for severe mental illness and the...

Symptoms do not Correlate with Quality of Life in Schizophrenia

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Researchers in France found that among 306 outpatients followed for a year, quality of life remained stable relative to subjects' expectations and perceptions about...

Perceived Social Status Impacts Early Psychosis

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Writing in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, London researchers find that perceptions of lower social rank and inferiority amongst 24 individuals with early...

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