The genes behind slim facial features and tuberculosis may also raise the likelihood for left-handedness. Earlier studies also link high incidence of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in left-handed people.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2017
Owning cats does not up your risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis, among other mental illnesses. Here's the proof.
Public Health February 23, 2017
Researchers from the University of Bristol suggest that people with increased risk of schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana. The study doesn’t accurately relate the risk of schizophrenia with marijuana use but provides valuable evidence on the possibility, cautioned researchers.
Neuroscience December 22, 2016
FDA approves the first Parkinson’s-related psychosis drug. Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets are designed to treat psychosis-related delusions and hallucinations among some patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Medicine April 30, 2016
For the first time, researchers showed that an AKT1 gene variation made otherwise healthy young individuals more susceptible to psychosis due to cannabis use. The findings will hopefully help identify those who are most at-risk for cannabis effects.
Life February 18, 2016
The drug works by reorganizing the brain, creating a sort of benign, even helpful, psychosis.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2015
Researchers identified biological markers for mental health conditions such as psychosis, for which no objective tests exist. These biomarkers are deemed potentially more effective in classifying mental disorders than mere symptoms.
Life December 11, 2015
A new study revealed that the use of highly potent “skunk weed” cannabis can seriously inflict damage on the white matter of the brain. Researchers said the damage in the brain may even lead to psychosis.
Life November 27, 2015
About seven years of research says fish oil supplements have some effect in preventing the onset of psychosis in young adults. Most of the mild symptoms, which had begun to appear, disappeared when the study's participants were placed on a fish oil regimen.
Life August 18, 2015
Researchers at the University of Melbourne found that taking pills containing omega-3 rich fish oil can potentially help lower the risk of developing mental health disorders among young people.
Life August 14, 2015
A new study has found that smoking may increase the risk of individuals to develop schizophrenia, a mental illness characterized by hallucinations and the potential for social withdrawal.
Life July 11, 2015
Researchers at King's College London have discovered that people who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop symptoms of the mental disorder schizophrenia than those who do not smoke.
Life July 10, 2015
Smoking high potency marijuana can result in psychiatric disorders in individuals. The use of hash was not linked with elevated risk of psychosis.
Life February 18, 2015
A 20-year study suggests that regular cannabis usage can cause mental health problems. Regular marijuana users are believed to experience psychotic symptoms twice more than non-users.
Life October 9, 2014
A new study shows that a blood test can identify psychosis risk with high accuracy. More research needs to be done to verify the results, but it may soon be possible to catch psychosis risk early on.
Life September 23, 2014