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Possible Link Between Schizophrenia and Loss of Brain Tissue

Recurrent episodes of schizophrenia relapse and the frequent use of antipsychotic treatments typically used to treat symptoms have been linked to a progressive loss of brain tissue, according to a new study from the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Consortium at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.  In the results of the study, … Read more

Are Video Games a Possible Treatment for Schizophrenia?

Posit Science, co-founded by Michael Merzenich, emeritus professor of Neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco, is developing brain-training software designed to help treat individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia retrain their brain to process information in a different way.  In his Washington Post article, “Trying to Help Schizophrenic with Computer Brain … Read more

New Eye Movement Tests Can Diagnose Schizophrenia

Editor’s ChoiceMain Category: SchizophreniaAlso Included In: Mental Health;  Psychology / PsychiatryArticle Date: 29 Oct 2012 – 13:00 PDT Current ratings for:New Eye Movement Tests Can Diagnose Schizophrenia Patient / Public: 4.14 (7 votes) Healthcare Prof: 5 (1 votes) Researchers have developed a series of new eye tests in order to differentiate between individuals with schizophrenia and … Read more

Are schizophrenia and autism close relations?

ScienceDaily (Oct. 23, 2012) — Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a category that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, are characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication, or repetitive behaviors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Management says that one in 88 children in the US is somewhere on the Autism spectrum … Read more

Schizophrenia and Young Men: The Mental Component behind the Colorado Shootings

There are still many questions regarding the tragedy that occurred at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater last month where 12 people were killed and even more were injured in the shootings carried out by 24 year old former medical student, James Holmes.  One of the biggest questions is why was Holmes seeing a campus psychologist … Read more