Psychosis News and Research

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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.''
Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Dramatic evidence of how psychiatric disorders are underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Early diagnosis and treatment is important for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder

Memory problems could be a clue to psychosis

Memory problems could be a clue to psychosis

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor for the JC virus

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Newly discovered genetic defect might represent an important risk factor for major depression

Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of psychotic symptoms

Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of psychotic symptoms

A new study will research the best way to treat women with psychosis who then become pregnant

A new study will research the best way to treat women with psychosis who then become pregnant

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

Postpartum depression: Beyond the 'Baby Blues'

Large increase in male mentally ill drug abusers

Large increase in male mentally ill drug abusers

New study has found that, even with prolonged sobriety, alcoholics will have difficulties completing tasks such as putting pieces of a puzzle together or map reading

New study has found that, even with prolonged sobriety, alcoholics will have difficulties completing tasks such as putting pieces of a puzzle together or map reading

Body's 'internal marijuana': A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson's?

Body's 'internal marijuana': A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson's?

Children of older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia in later life

Children of older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia in later life

Assisted living residents with dementia go undiagnosed and are not adequately treated

Assisted living residents with dementia go undiagnosed and are not adequately treated

Ireland’s alcohol related problems cost in excess of €2.65 billion

Ireland’s alcohol related problems cost in excess of €2.65 billion

Research suggests that victimisation in childhood increases risk of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or manic depression

Research suggests that victimisation in childhood increases risk of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or manic depression

Further evidence of a genetic link to schizophrenia

Further evidence of a genetic link to schizophrenia

Link between marijuana and mental health

Link between marijuana and mental health

First well-conducted studies of use of antipsychotics in people with Alzheimer’s

First well-conducted studies of use of antipsychotics in people with Alzheimer’s

Children with chronic fatigue syndrome who exercise recover faster than children who are encouraged to give way to their symptoms

Children with chronic fatigue syndrome who exercise recover faster than children who are encouraged to give way to their symptoms