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Acting Strange Today - Problems Tomorrow
Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for psychosis later in life? If doctors could predict later psychosis, could they do something to prevent onset?
Are Antipsychotics Really Worth It?
There is no cure for schizophrenia, and though drug treatments can be helpful the side effects can turn people away from them too. Recent statistical analysis shows antipsychotic treatments to be more helpful than placebos. 
Too Many Schizophrenia Meds
Treating schizophrenia with benzodiazepines is not proving to have a great track record of success. Suicide and non-suicidal deaths both spike when there are benzodiazepines prescribed to schizophrenics.
Autism and Schizophrenia Genes linked
Scientists have discovered an unexpected overlap between genes implicated in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Writing in the April 27 issue of the journal Cell, the team’s findings support the idea of “a neurodevelopmental component to adult-onset neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia”. Neurodevelopmental disorders typically appear in childhood, while schizophrenia tends to afflict older adolescents and young adults. Since these diseases are not classified together, the study’s finding that neurodevelopmental ...
Mental Illness Drugs and Pregnancy
Approximately two-thirds of all women with a history of mental illness give birth, and it can be tough to figure out which medications should or shouldn't be taken during pregnancy.
The Missing Mind Link
Your genetic makeup can determine a lot of how life plays out for you. In the case of people who experience bipolar depression and schizophrenia, much of their gene expression is the same.  
No Art for Schizophrenics
While previous studies have suggested that art therapy may improve schizophrenia, new research demonstrates no measurable mental functioning increase for schizophrenic patients.
Treating Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia has long held stigmata attached to it.  To many people, it is considered one of the most severe mental conditions out there.  But there may be good news.
Computer Training for Schizophrenics
Current medicine only treats the symptoms of schizophrenia, and conventional psychotherapy has not been proven to work. This is the difficult reality for schizophrenics, but new therapies may be on the horizon.
Borna Doesn't Cause Mental Illness
Recent studies confirm that borna disease virus, ( BDV ), an infectious neurological disorder, does not cause mental illness.