November 01, 2006

Music Therapy May Help Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms

A small study, published in the November 2006 (Vol 189) issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that adding music therapy to standard treatment for acutely ill inpatients with Read more...
Posted by Jeanie Wolfson at 07:30 AM | Comments (3)

October 27, 2006

Cognitive Remediation Therapy Effective in Patients With Schizophrenia

A study of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) was performed in order to determine its effectiveness when used in outpatients with schizophrenia. CRT, designed to improve neurocognitive (attention, memory and organization) Read more...
Posted by Jeanie Wolfson at 12:44 PM | Comments (2)

October 25, 2006

Stem Cells May Help Treat Mental Illness

A Korean news service announced this week that a team of international scientists has found through rodent experiments that embryonic stem cells may have potential use in the treatment of Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 11:44 AM | Comments (3)

October 17, 2006

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia - List of US Providers

With the help of Jennifer Gottlieb, Ph.D. at the Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program, we have pulled together a list of all the US psychologists and psychiatrists (we could find) Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 01:14 PM | Comments (2)

Psychiatric Service Dogs - A Source of Comfort

Most people know about seeing-eye dogs for the visually impaired, but what about service dogs to help people with mental illnesses? Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSDs) -- a relatively new phenomenon Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 11:58 AM | Comments (0)

September 13, 2006

Update on Integrated Psychological Treatment

Including Integrated Psychological Treatment as part of standard medical therapy for patients with schizophrenia A Summary by Victoria Cosgrove, PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado Introduction Integrative Psychological Treatment Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 04:29 PM | Comments (4)

August 24, 2006

Update on Glycine as Treatment for Schizohprenia

One of our contributors in Canada -- Marvin Ross -- attended the APA meeting in Toronto in May and sat in on the research presentations focusing on glycine and related Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 12:35 PM | Comments (1)

A New Direction for Schizophrenia Treatments?

The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) recently awarded Dr. David Mamo and Dr. Shitij Kapur a CAN$330,000 grant to study l-stepholidine, a compound derived from a naturally occurring Chinese herb Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 11:07 AM | Comments (0)

July 25, 2006

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy use expanding in England

Dan pointed out this interesting article in The Guardian newspaper in the UK on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). A little more conversation It is hailed as a quick fix for Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 12:17 AM | Comments (1)

June 28, 2006

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis and Substance Abuse

Here is a recent article about how groups in Australia are using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for treatment of substance abuse in people suffering from psychosis. People with psychotic disorders as Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 07:42 PM | Comments (0)

June 22, 2006

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches for schizophrenia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia is an area that has been researched and practiced a great deal outside of the US - and research and reports suggests that it is Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 02:42 PM | Comments (1)

June 12, 2006

Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: Making the Determination

A summary of an article on "Treatment-resistent Schizophrenia" in Psychiatric Times May 2002 Some people suffering from schizophrenia never seem to get successful results from medications, and other therapeutic methods. Read more...
Posted by Michelle Roberts at 01:38 PM | Comments (0)

June 08, 2006

Free Online Game to Reduce Social Stress, Improve Self Esteem

As we've reported in the past, research indicates that people who have schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from social stress and have difficulty interpreting facial expressions. Additionally, research is Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:12 PM | Comments (3)

May 20, 2006

The University Of Jaen Uses Virtual Reality For Hallucinations Treatments

Scientists of the University of Jaen (in Spain) have announced that they are working on a new project to improve the treatment of hallucinations, by using Virtual Reality technology that Read more...
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May 03, 2006

Mixed Results for Early Schizophrenia Treatment with Antipsychotic Meds

In the past decade schizophrenia researchers have been experimenting with a number of different strategies to prevent or delay the development of full-blown schizophrenia - as research suggests that it Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 01:47 PM | Comments (1)

April 12, 2006

New Australian Clinic to Target Schizophrenia "voices"

For approximately 30% of people who have schizophrenia, medication does not silence the inner voices that haunt them. It is this group that the new Voices Clinic in the Melbourne Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 02:48 PM | Comments (5)

March 10, 2006

Yale increases research into rTMS for schizophrenia

Yale expands research using repetative transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for schizophrenia Yale School of Medicine researchers are recruiting patients nationally for a clinical trial using repetative transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) Read more...
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March 02, 2006

Are Psych. Doctors Talking to Patients Enough?

A well-known psychiatrist/researcher in New Mexico (Dr. Samuel Keith) has written a good editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry about cognitive behavior therapy and its potential for an increased Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 05:22 PM | Comments (0)

February 27, 2006

Facial recognition software helps treat schizophrenia

Facial recognition software helps people suffering from schizophrenia The high-tech computer software designed to help customs officers scan the faces of travellers is now being used to help patients with Read more...
Posted by at 05:17 AM | Comments (0)

February 07, 2006

rTMS improves schizophrenia patients

A new study done by researchers in France suggests that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) can improve functioning in hallucinating schizophrenia patients. This is one more of a number of Read more...
Posted by at 08:35 AM | Comments (1)

January 11, 2006

Battling mental illness with a paintbrush

A good story from New York's "Village Voice" about how art therapy is helping the mentally ill: For the opening of this year's art show, Judith Raskin-Rosenthal was determined to Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 10:02 PM | Comments (5)

December 14, 2005

Nicotine for Alzheimers, & Schizophrenia?

A news story reported recently that researchers are trying nicotine patches to help minimize memory loss in Alzheimers, and researchers are also working on testing nicotine for treating brain disorders Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 04:42 PM | Comments (4)

November 29, 2005

Harvard Schizophrenia Family Education Day Presentations

It turns out that the previously posted presentation on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychosis (schizophrenia) is just one of the many presentations recorded at Mass General/Harvard schizophrenia Family Education Day Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:44 PM | Comments (0)

Harvard on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia

There is a slide show with a video presentation - online at the Massacheusetts General Hospital web site that you may find interesting. Its probably best to view if you Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:40 PM | Comments (0)

November 15, 2005

Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program

According to national statistics, at least 50% of people with a severe disease of the brain also struggle with substance abuse problems. However, most treatment programs deal with either the Read more...
Posted by Megan at 06:03 PM | Comments (4)

November 04, 2005

Recovery Model

Most people have heard of the 12-step recovery model for overcoming addiction or substance abuse problems. However, most people do not know that this type of program can also be Read more...
Posted by Megan at 05:59 PM | Comments (1)

October 30, 2005

Excellent New Schizophrenia Research Website

There is an excellent new schizophrenia research web site called - which is targeted at schizophrenia researchers around the world, and designed to help accelerate the search for preventative Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 10:51 PM | Comments (0)

October 29, 2005

Program to Reduce Child Psychiatric Drug Use

In January of 2006, an new program will be launched in the eastern Tennessee area to reduce the use of psychiatric drugs by children. The program will be a cooperative Read more...
Posted by Megan at 03:12 PM | Comments (0)

October 22, 2005

Diet May Affect Outcome of Schizophrenia

It is well known that diet affects a person's physical health and can lead to conditions such as diabetes and coronary heart disease. But can your diet affect your mental Read more...
Posted by Megan at 07:21 PM | Comments (0)

October 12, 2005

rTMS for Schizophrenia shows progress

A new presentation reports that repetative transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)which allows for "direct activation of neurons, will play an ever-expanding role in depression and schizophrenia treatment, according to recent reports Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:47 PM | Comments (2)

September 28, 2005

Collection of Articles about Glycine

I present these articles as a collection. There are many articles written exploring the use of glycine, or similar associated compounds, for the treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. These Read more...
Posted by Jacob at 03:25 PM | Comments (1)

September 14, 2005

Vitamin C helps with Schizophrenia?

A new study suggests that Vitamin C may help people who have schizophrenia and are on anti-psychotic medications. While the study was positive, the study was also short (only 8 Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 08:59 AM | Comments (5)

September 11, 2005

Glycine and Homocysteine Levels in Schizophrenia

Levels of glycine are lower and levels of homocysteine are higher in those who have schizophrenia which may contribute to certain aspects of the illness. Glycine is an amino acid Read more...
Posted by christine at 03:34 PM | Comments (1)

September 04, 2005

Integrated Treatment Benefits 1st Episode Psychotic Patients

Danish researchers found that integrated treatment lessens psychotic and negative symptoms in those experiencing their first episode of psychosis. The integrated treatment consisted of "aggressive community therapy", social skills training, Read more...
Posted by christine at 02:09 PM | Comments (0)

August 23, 2005

Adjunctive Topiramate for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia

A new study suggests that using the drug topiramate in addition to antipsychotic medication may be helpful for 10%-20% of those with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. According to the researchers in the Read more...
Posted by christine at 06:08 PM | Comments (0)

August 19, 2005

Caring For Cat Helps Woman With Schizophrenia

Janet Reid has written an article about her decision to own a cat after hearing that owning a pet can be beneficial for people with schizophrenia. She discovered the potential Read more...
Posted by christine at 01:54 PM | Comments (0)

August 16, 2005

Compliance Therapy: Effective Or Not?

Sometimes people with schizophrenia have a hard time adhering to their treatment regimen and so they turn to therapy. Compliance therapy is sometimes used to educate people of the necessity Read more...
Posted by christine at 02:11 PM | Comments (0)

July 22, 2005

Family Intervention in Schizophrenia

Family intervention programs affect patients suffering from schizophrenia to varying degrees depending on several factors. Researchers in Spain used a controlled trial to better understand this phenomenon. "Participants 'were assigned Read more...
Posted by christine at 01:30 PM | Comments (0)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Limited

A new study suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy may not be as effective as hoped when treating schizophrenia. It has been argued that such therapy was effective for treating the Read more...
Posted by christine at 12:05 PM | Comments (3)

July 18, 2005

Brain Function Improves with Cognitive Rehabilitation

(I-Newswire) - Memory study shows brain function in schizophrenia can improve with support, holds promise for cognitive rehabilitation For decades, schizophrenia treatment has relied on powerful drugs to control the Read more...
Posted by christine at 02:31 PM | Comments (0)

June 30, 2005

Pomegranate Juice Lower Schiz Risk?

This recent report out of Washington University School of Medicine seems to suggest that pregnant mothers (with a family link to schizophrenia) might lower the risk of their children getting Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:20 PM | Comments (1)

June 29, 2005

Tom Cruise and Psychiatry

Though many celebrities can use their popularity for good, the reverse is also true. Recently, the actor Tom Cruise "called psychiatry 'a pseudoscience' and dismissed the effectiveness of antidepressants." It's Read more...
Posted by Laura at 11:05 AM | Comments (5)

Physical Health Needs Attention

According to the BBC, "experts believe poor physical care contributes towards a three times higher rate of premature death among those with severe mental problems." Specific statistics estimate that those Read more...
Posted by Julia at 08:22 AM | Comments (0)

June 23, 2005

Art Therapy Helps?

Disabled share their experiences through art Art therapy is a form of therapy that isn't researched often. Its goal "is not to produce beautiful art, but to help people communicate Read more...
Posted by Laura at 08:32 PM | Comments (1)

May 31, 2005

Virtual Reality Treatment for Schizophrenia?

An interesting story about how virtual reality is being used in Korea to help people with schizophrenia. The article states "At the Virtual Reality Clinic of Severance Mental Health Hospital Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 06:33 AM | Comments (0)

May 17, 2005

Magnets for Audio Hallucinations

News reports out of Australia suggests more positive examples in the use of special magnets, in a therapy formally called repetative Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or rTMS) for reduction of the Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 06:22 PM | Comments (1)

May 11, 2005

Clozapine Effectiveness Explained?

Clozapine (Clozaril) is frequently noted by schizophrenia researchers to be the "Gold Standard" (the best possible drug) for treatment of schizophrenia, in terms of effectiveness - but it unfortunately has Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 03:52 PM | Comments (3)

May 10, 2005

Study: r TMS for Schizophrenia

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) reduces auditory hallucination rate and severity More good news on transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of schizophrenia. A new researchs study out of Korea further Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

April 25, 2005

Glycine for Schizophrenia - Report

Glycine as a Supplementary Treatment for Schizophrenia - Special Report In response to an email from one of our visitors, we have a new Special Report that focuses on the Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 11:52 PM | Comments (1)

Meta-analysis of psychotherapy

Analysis of Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia Articles in the May-June issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics examine (using a meta-analysis) the studies of cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia. The authors state: "there Read more...
Posted by Julia at 03:23 PM | Comments (0)

April 21, 2005

Music Therapy & Schizophrenia

Music therapy may help people with schizophrenia A recent review of music therapy for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders (on concludes that "when added to standard care, music therapy helps Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 04:50 AM | Comments (0)

April 20, 2005

Shock Therapy & Schizophrenia

The area of "shock therapy", also called ECT, has been a controversial area over the years - but this report suggests that perhaps it should be less controversial. I'm not Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 11:29 PM | Comments (9)

April 19, 2005

Interview with India Psych Director

Interview with India Psychiatric Facility Director We (at know of relatively few psychiatric resources in some international countries such as India. Likewise, although stigma everywhere is at least partially Read more...
Posted by Julia at 03:12 AM | Comments (0)

April 18, 2005

Anti-Depression Therapy

This bit of news is more directed to the family members (parents, spouses and siblings of people with schizophrenia) than for those people actually suffering from schizophrenia. From reading the Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 06:15 AM | Comments (0)

April 10, 2005

Internet Positives in Treatment

A very interesting new study was recently published (Feb. 1st)in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In this study they looked at how the internet Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 01:42 AM | Comments (0)

March 24, 2005

Schizophrenia recovery interview

There is an excellent interview with Dr. Steven Marder of UCLA. Schizophrenia and Recovery: An Expert Interview With Stephen R. Marder, MD Interviewer: Randall F. White, MD Schizophrenia is one Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 08:29 PM | Comments (0)

March 23, 2005

TMS for hallucinations: update

TMS for Auditory Hallucinations: An update I have previously posted ( about trancranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for schizophrenia. For a brief explanation on TMS, please see that post. Some recent Read more...
Posted by Jacob at 10:58 PM | Comments (2)

February 27, 2005

New Care Program for Elderly in NC

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is launching an innovative psychiatric care program for home-bound and frail elderly. This outreach service, which Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:13 AM | Comments (0)

February 22, 2005

The Unconscious Mind

A story on the unconscious mind in US News and World report this week touches upon schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, stating that research into the unconscious mind : "has revealed Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 09:46 PM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2005

Poor Results from Secretin Trial

Phase II clinical trials with secretin show that the treatment had no more effect than placebo, despite hopeful results from phase I studies. Repligen, the biotechnology company that develops the Read more...
Posted by Julia at 02:17 PM | Comments (0)

January 30, 2005

Ephedra Worsens Psych Symptoms

A new study in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry indicates that the herbal supplement ephedra may cause or exacerbate psychiatric symptoms, including mania, hallucinations, and severe depression. Although Ephedra Read more...
Posted by Julia at 02:26 PM | Comments (0)

January 28, 2005

An "Empowerment Model" recently ran an interview with Dr. Daniel B. Fisher, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the National Empowerment Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dr. Fisher described his theory of Empowerment Model Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:35 PM | Comments (0)

January 16, 2005

Pets Can Help Schizophrenia Patients

A research team in the U.K. is studying how bringing a pet to therapy sessions can help the long-term recovery of people with schizophrenia. A group of 10 schizophrenia patients Read more...
Posted by Julia at 12:17 AM | Comments (0)

December 22, 2004

Redefining the Standard of SZ Care

An expert panel of medical professionals and professors from top research institutions and universities are asking doctors to raise the bar in terms of expectations for schizophrenia treatment. Atypical antipsychotics Read more...
Posted by Julia at 12:25 AM | Comments (0)

December 11, 2004

Updated Guidelines for Evidence-Based Treatment

Magellan Health Services (national managed behavioral health care organization) has adopted, updated, and simplified the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia. Specifically, they Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:33 PM | Comments (0)

December 01, 2004

Transition from Hospital a Stressful Time

Although returning home from a hospitalization is clearly a stressful experience, very little research exists about what specific stressors might be prevalent during this period, and how they might be Read more...
Posted by Julia at 03:31 PM | Comments (0)

November 30, 2004

Study to Examine SZ During Pregnancy

A new study to begin in Australia will provide some much needed information about how schizophrenia can be managed during a woman's pregnancy. There have been no past studies on Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:16 AM | Comments (0)

November 17, 2004

Art Helps Woman Cope With Schizophrenia

Tiffani Ross Parker, diagnosed with schizophrenia since high school, says that painting helps her to positively deal with her troubling symptoms and difficult life. Ms. Parker's past has been as Read more...
Posted by Julia at 03:56 PM | Comments (0)

October 16, 2004

Different Schizophrenia Treatment Goals

A recent survey from researchers at the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute (Madison, WI) highlighted a significant difference of opinion between psychiatrists and schizophrenia patients concerning the most important treatment goals. While Read more...
Posted by Julia at 03:24 PM | Comments (0)

October 15, 2004

Study Shows Inactivity Among Mentally Ill

A new study from the Indiana University, Bloomington highlights suprising inactivity among some populations of mentally ill people. The study examined participants with severe and persistant mental illness (or SPMI, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:58 AM | Comments (1)

Early Intervention Program in Canada

For "Patricia" (not her real name), The Early Psychosis Program in Alberta, Canada was a godsend. Patricia's parents became concerned when they began recieving odd, nonsensical emails from their daughter, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:31 AM | Comments (0)

September 28, 2004

Talk Therapy Important to Treatment

Dr. Peter Weiden and colleagues at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (NY) are implementing an approach to schizophrenia treatment that British doctors are already using with success - a treatment plan Read more...
Posted by Julia at 01:02 AM | Comments (0)

September 20, 2004

Cognitive Disfunction Handbook

We've just been informed of an excellent handbook that is available on the Internet. We encourage you to check it out and print it out for anyone you think might Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 09:47 PM | Comments (1)

Factors Affecting Med Adherance

A recent study from Innsbruck University Clinics in Austria surveyed 61 patients with schizophrenia, to determine the subjective attitudes and concerns that affect their adherance or non-adherance to medication treatment. Read more...
Posted by Julia at 02:50 AM | Comments (0)

September 18, 2004

Treating Disease by "Turning Off Genes"

Research has shown that many genes are involved in the epidemiology and symptomology of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Perhaps RNA interference molecule, currently being investigated for Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:33 AM | Comments (0)

September 17, 2004

New Drug to Reduce Side Effects

The following is a press release from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, detailing the clinical testing of a new drug that allegedly reduces some side effects associated with haloperidol, Zyprexa, Risperdal and Seroquel. Read more...
Posted by Julia at 01:13 AM | Comments (2)

September 10, 2004

Successful Therapy for Cog. Deficits

According to new research published in this month's Archives of General Psychiatry, cognitive rehabilitation can lead to major improvements for patients with stable schizophrenia. This is promising news, given the Read more...
Posted by Julia at 02:39 PM | Comments (0)

September 01, 2004

Therapy Via Telephone Shows Promise

Although treatments for many psychiatric disorders are much improved in the last fifty years, the majority of sufferers still struggle to find something that consistently works for them. For example, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 01:48 AM | Comments (0)

August 31, 2004

Cognitive Improvement via Nasal Spray

Nasal spray to beat memory loss Source: Daily Mail (UK) Doctors have successfully used a nasal spray based on insulin to improve memory for the first time. Men and women Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 04:48 PM | Comments (0)

August 11, 2004

2nd study links SSRIs, suicidal thoughts

SSRI antidepressants are used mainly to treat clinical depression and anxiety; however, they are also used by people with other psychiatric diagnoses (such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) who struggle Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:08 PM | Comments (0)

August 10, 2004

Top Ten US Psychiatric Hospitals

Thanks to Jon Stanley of the Treatment Advocacy Center for forwarding us this information. The Best Hospitals of 2004 - Psychiatry Rankings by US News and World Report Ranked only Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:11 PM | Comments (0)

August 04, 2004

New Research to Improve Schizophrenia Cognition

Acadia Pharmaceutical recently published a research study showing that the compound ACP-104 (N-desmethylclozapine) is similar in its chemical action to the drug clozapine (trade name Clorazil), the only anti-psychotic that Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:40 PM | Comments (0)

August 03, 2004

Computer Tool to Link Mental/Physical Health

"Pathways To Wellness", a unique computer software program designed to address some common physical ailments that afflict the mental illness population, was launched today through a collaborative effort of Eli Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:01 PM | Comments (0)

July 28, 2004

Beneficial Fats May be Added to Plants

Research has shown many possible health benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids, from cardiovascular function to cancer protection to improved mental health. Some studies have even specifically targeted schizophrenia patients, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:36 PM | Comments (1)

July 09, 2004

Pills to Boost Brainpower

With all the anti-aging, appearance-altering, and self-improvement products currently on the market, maybe it's no surprise that scientists are in the early stages of developing drugs meant to improve mental Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:48 PM | Comments (1)

July 07, 2004

Tips for moms of mentally ill kids

Judith S. Lederman, author of "The Ups & Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents," knows how difficult it can be to mother a mentally ill Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:35 PM | Comments (3)

June 23, 2004

Mentally Ill Turning to Helplines

As it becomes harder and harder for the mentally ill and their families to gain entrance into the formal healthcare system, phone services such as Australia's SANE helpline are seeing Read more...
Posted by Julia at 09:53 PM | Comments (0)

June 20, 2004

Nutrition Affects Long-Term Schizophrenia Outcome

Results from four out of five placebo-controlled studies in England, as well as a cross-national analysis of schizophrenia outcomes in relation to national dietary practice, all confirm that an excess Read more...
Posted by Julia at 04:00 PM | Comments (4)

June 17, 2004

Majority of Schizophrenia Patients Not Totally Compliant with Treatment Regimen

According to an April 2004 study in the American Journal of Psychiatry, only 41% of diagnosed patients regularly take their prescribed medications. Out of the rest, 24% are completely non-compliant, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:15 PM | Comments (2)

June 10, 2004

Drink may Reduce Side Effects of Schizophrenia

UK Researchers have developed a drink that may improve the effectiveness of anti-psychotic medications for illness such as mania and schizophrenia. Funded by the biomedical research charity The Wellcome Trust, Read more...
Posted by Julia at 05:53 PM | Comments (11)

April 21, 2004

Home Environment is Key

Home Environment is essential to battle schizophrenia: study States A recent study in Australia suggests that the living environment can be a key aspect of recovery for people that have Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 12:41 AM | Comments (0)

April 12, 2004

Dance Therapy

Dance therapy for mental patients In this story, the BBC suggests that Dancing may be a way to tone the body, but it is also a dynamic way to exercise Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 06:26 PM | Comments (0)

Schizophrenia and Emotions

The latest British Journal of Psychiatry, (Issue (2004) 184: A15 ) reported that Schizophrenia Intervention for Relapse and High Expressed Emotion Researchers have found that costs for patients with schizophrenia Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 05:41 PM | Comments (0)

March 07, 2004

The Potential of 'Brain Pacemakers'

The Potential of 'Brain Pacemakers' (Washington Post) Though not directly addressing schizophrenia, this article discusses the potential use of "brain pacemakers" to ameliorate symptoms of depression and OCD, two disorders Read more...
Posted by at 07:01 PM | Comments (0)

March 02, 2004

Fatty acids can help with schizophrenia

Fatty acids can help with schizophrenia Many of us who visit the discussion groups now take Omega-3 fatty acids. This and other recent articles on the subject help to Read more...
Posted by at 03:39 PM | Comments (0)

March 01, 2004

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia?

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY REVISITED - The British Journal of Psychiatry that became availabe on the Internet this week covered two recent research reports on efforts to test whether talk therapy classed Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

Potential Nicotine Treatment

Surprising twist (Los Angeles Times) "Separated from cigarettes, molecularly tweaked and carefully administered, nicotine holds promise as a powerful treatment for a variety of illnesses, from Alzheimer's disease to depression Read more...
Posted by at 08:06 PM | Comments (0)

February 25, 2004

Students with Mental Illness Targeted for Early Treatment

Mental health: Students targeted for early treatment - Straits Times, Singapore This is a good story from Singapore about how they are targeting students for early treatment of mental illness Read more...
Posted by szadmin at 07:09 PM | Comments (1)

Agency to use technology in effort to help mentally ill

Agency to use technology in effort to help mentally ill (Chicago Sun-Times) A Chicago-based mental health agency wants to break new ground by using computer technology to help the mentally Read more...
Posted by at 06:26 PM | Comments (1)