Schizophrenia

Covid-19 And Schizophrenia: A Potentially Deadly Combination

Kaleigh Alkenbrack Coronavirus, Did you know that people diagnosed with schizophrenia are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19? People living with schizophrenia are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 and completely missing from...

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Postpartum Ocd; Cat Scratches & Schizophrenia

(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence rates of obsessive compulsive disorder more than doubled in new moms in the 6 months after giving birth. (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry) New CDC data showed that the number of American adults experiencing anxiety...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Anxiety

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Many Qanon Followers Report Having Mental Health Diagnoses -- Including Paranoid Schizophrenia And...

QAnon is often viewed as a group associated with conspiracy, terrorism and radical action, such as the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. But radical extremism and terror may not be the real concern from this group. QAnon followers, who may number in the...
Related topics: Terrorism

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E-cigarettes May Help Smokers With Schizophrenia Cut Tobacco Smoking

FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- High-strength nicotine electronic cigarettes have the potential to help people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders quit or reduce smoking, according to a study published online March 16 in Nicotine & Tobacco...
Related topics: Smoking, Nicotine, Medical Research

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Cvd Risk Factors May Further Impair Cognition In Schizophrenia

CVD risk factors are strongly associated with global cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia in new findings that suggest the need for an aggressive management approach. Medscape Medical News

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High Prevalence Of Early-onset Dementia In Schizophrenia Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence of dementia by the time of Medicare eligibility was significantly elevated among individuals with schizophrenia, a retrospective cohort study found. Using data from a national sample of Medicare recipients, the...
Related topics: Dementia, Medicare, Medical Research

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Rare Mutations May Have Big Impact On Schizophrenia Pathology

Researchers have long searched for genetic influences in schizophrenia, a neurodevelopmental disorder that disrupts brain activity producing hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive disturbances. However the disease's genetic mutations have...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Cvd Risk Factors Tied To Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- Cardiovascular risk factors are associated with cognitive impairment among individuals with schizophrenia, according to a review and meta-analysis published online March 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Katsuhiko Hagi, Ph.D., from...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Hereditary Is A Heart-wrenching Depiction Of Schizophrenia

 Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Psychoanalysis is a weekly series on the Consequence Podcast Network that takes an in-depth look at a mental health topic through the lens of horror. “It’s...
Related topics: Podcasts, Spotify, Google

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New Narcolepsy Tx Under Review; Schizophrenia Drug Flops In Trial

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA accepted Avadel Pharmaceuticals' marketing application for a daily sodium oxybate treatment, FT218, for excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in adults with narcolepsy, the company said. England saw a nearly 4...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Marketing

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Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely In Acute Schizophrenia, Mdd

Acute major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are associated with inflammatory immune findings, data from a meta-analysis of 68 studies suggest. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Bipolar Disorder

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Many Psych Meds Trigger Weight Gain, But New Research Points To Better Options

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 -- Scientists may have uncovered the reason critical medications for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder cause weight gain and diabetes — findings they hope will lead to better drugs. The medications, known as...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bipolar Disorder, Diabetes

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Clozapine Still Underused In Refractory Schizophrenia

With the exception of clozapine, the selection of an antipsychotic medication for acute treatment is driven by side effects. Medscape Medical News

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Placenta's Role In Schizophrenia 'bigger Than We Imagined'

Schizophrenia-related genes in the placenta, coupled with a complicated pregnancy, may alter baby's brain growth and raise the risk for schizophrenia. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Genetics

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Non-stimulant Adhd Nda Resubmitted; Schizophrenia Or Viral Encephalitis?

(MedPage Today) -- Supernus Pharmaceuticals resubmitted its FDA marketing application for SPN-812, a non-stimulant attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment for children based on viloxazine hydrochloride. Emergency department...
Related topics: ADHD, Food And Drug Administration, Marketing

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Plug Pulled On Novel Schizophrenia Tx; Buprenorphine Plan Halted

(MedPage Today) -- After its investigational adjunctive schizophrenia treatment CTP-692 (D-serine) flopped in a phase II study, Concert Pharmaceuticals said it's throwing in the towel. In 2019, about one-third of fatal heroin and fentanyl...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Dr. Jordan Peterson's Family Denies Misleading Reports That He Has Schizophrenia

The family of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson has accused the Sunday Times of falsely claiming that Peterson has schizophrenia, saying that the U.K. paper misrepresented his health condition in an in-depth interview published Sunday. Peterson, the...

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Schizophrenia Tied To Increased Risk For Later Parkinson Disease

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 -- Schizophrenia spectrum disorder increases the risk for Parkinson disease (PD) later in life, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Movement Disorders. Tomi Kuusimäki, M.D., from Turku University Hospital in...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research

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Genetic Analysis Of Symptoms Yields New Insights Into Ptsd

A new study uncovers intriguing genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The findings also suggest that existing drugs commonly used for other disorders might be...
Related topics: Genetics, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Medical Research, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder

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Schizophrenia Linked To Mortality In Adults With Covid-19

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 -- A premorbid diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorder is associated with mortality among adults with COVID-19, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Psychiatry. Katlyn Nemani, M.D., from New York...
Related topics: Medical Research

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