Tag: Psychosis

People With Slender Face Likely To Be Left-Handed, More Susceptible To Tuberculosis

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

Scratch That: Your Cat Will Not Give You Mental Illness

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

People At Higher Risk Of Schizophrenia Are Likelier To Try Marijuana, Says New Study

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

First Drug To Treat Psychosis Linked To Parkinson's Gets FDA Approval

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

Gene Variant Can Predict Mind-Altering Effects Of Smoking Cannabis In Young People

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

A Brain On LSD Looks Like A Psychotic Brain, Says New Study

The drug works by reorganizing the brain, creating a sort of benign, even helpful, psychosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2015

Biological Markers For Psychotic Disorders May Lead To Improved Treatment For Mental Illness

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

Skunk Weed Cannabis Can Seriously Damage Vital Nerve Fibers In The Brain

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

Fish Oil Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Onset Of Psychosis In Adolescents And Young Adults

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

Fish Oil Shows Promise Reducing Risk Of Schizophrenia

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

Cigarette Smoking Ups Risk For Schizophrenia: What To Know About This Mental Illness

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 Find Link Between Schizophrenia And Smoking Tobacco

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 Extra Strong Marijuana May Lead To Psychiatric Problems Says Study

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

Smoking marijuana is dangerous. Cannabis may cause mental health problems: 20-year study

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

Potential blood test for hallucinations in the works, possible screening for schizophrenia

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

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