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Psychosis means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". People suffering from psychosis are said to be ''psychotic.''
Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. [More]
Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

A new study could explain how migrating to another country increases a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, by altering brain chemistry. [More]
Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Among American adults who have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression, 57 percent are smokers. In contrast, only 15 percent of U.S. adults overall smoke. [More]
Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

Two research studies on new molecules could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease

This year, results have been published of two significant research studies about molecules that could potentially treat Alzheimer's disease. [More]
'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

'Friendship Bench' approach holds potential to improve lives of people with mental health problems

Their offices are simple wooden seats, called Friendship Benches, located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and other major cities in Zimbabwe. [More]
History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

Among homeless adults with mental illness, having a history of head injuries is associated with a greater risk of adverse health conditions, new research indicates. [More]
People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition. [More]
RCSI researcher receives ERC grant for research into psychotic experiences in young people

RCSI researcher receives ERC grant for research into psychotic experiences in young people

Professor Mary Cannon from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Department of Psychiatry has been awarded a highly prestigious European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grant for research into psychotic experiences in young people. Just 314 projects from 2,274 applications across Europe were funded with Professor Mary Cannon being the only researcher in an Irish institution to be awarded. [More]
Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

As the U.S. races to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, a new, large scale brain imaging study gives reason for caution. [More]
Home-based telemental health provides improved quality of life for depressed elderly veterans

Home-based telemental health provides improved quality of life for depressed elderly veterans

Home-based telemental health for depression is well received by patients and delivers as good a quality of life as in-person visits, according to the results of a clinical trial in 241 depressed elderly veterans reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. [More]
Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. [More]
Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin study. [More]
Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis - a break with reality during which an individual may experience delusions and hallucinations - it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention. [More]
Changeover from daylight savings to standard time increases number of depression diagnoses

Changeover from daylight savings to standard time increases number of depression diagnoses

"The year has 16 months: November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November," writes the Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt in a disheartening comment on the month we are about to enter. [More]
Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve severity of depressive symptoms, study finds

Anti-inflammatory drugs may improve severity of depressive symptoms, study finds

Anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could in future be used to treat some cases of depression, concludes a review led by the University of Cambridge, which further implicates our immune system in mental health disorders. [More]
Mental health researchers make promising breakthrough in early detection of psychosis

Mental health researchers make promising breakthrough in early detection of psychosis

Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring. [More]
URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

A new award from the CHDI Foundation will advance promising research that aims to slow the progression of Huntington's disease. [More]
Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder at higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis

Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new Northwestern Medicine review of literature on the rare and under-researched disorder. [More]
Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014 published in The Lancet Psychiatry. [More]
Study explores relationship between moderate-vigorous exercise and psychotic symptoms

Study explores relationship between moderate-vigorous exercise and psychotic symptoms

Physical activity can help reduce cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychological problems. [More]
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