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Misdiagnoses rampant among psych drug users; children with digestive problems being labeled schizophrenic, drugged with deadly SSRIs

3/10/2016 - As if it's not bad enough that Big Pharma engages in price gouging – who can forget Turing Pharmaceuticals' Martin Shkreli, who raised the price of a life-improving medication from $13.50 to $750 a pill – another sad reality is that lots of people aren't even being prescribed the appropriate...

Fewer meds work better for schizophrenia patients

10/20/2015 4:42:27 PM - An exciting, game-changing study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, calls for an entirely new approach to treating schizophrenia. The report shows massive evidence for reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs in favor of more individualized, holistic therapies. Most schizophrenic patients...

Omega-3 supplements continue to prevent psychological disorders up to 7 years after patients stop taking them

9/2/2015 - The psychiatric benefits of short-term omega-3 supplementation could last for years afterward. This is the suggestion made by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Medical University of Vienna and published in the journal Nature Communications on August 11. The...

Copper toxicity associated with depression, schizophrenia and other disorders

12/1/2014 - "To grasp the magnitude of the nutritional/ biochemical problems we are facing today requires a shift in perspective and a new paradigm. The old paradigms and psychological models have become obsolete and are much too limited in perspective." -- Richard Malter In 1984, clinical psychologist and nutritional...

75% of Americans are at double the risk of schizophrenia due to vitamin D deficiency

8/3/2014 - Vitamin D deficiency may double the risk of schizophrenia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. According to some estimates, that may mean that 75 percent of the US population...

Not getting enough sleep can lead to false memories, schizophrenia and other health problems

7/28/2014 1:19:20 PM - Scientists with the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, ventured into unexplored waters when their research unveiled a link between sleep deprivation and false memories. Led by Steven J. Frenda, the study found that sleeping five hours or less a night...

Antipsychotic drugs shrink the brain and may accelerate psychosis for schizophrenics, study finds

7/25/2014 - As humans age, brain cells lose some of their volume and the brain shrinks slowly, subtly over time. Brain cells and their connections are scaled back especially when they are not used. This process of atrophy usually begins after age 30 and continues each year. According to a new study spearheaded...

Talk to the voices: Unconventional yet obvious ways to heal schizophrenia and average mental mayhem

9/21/2013 - Your mind has a mind of its own. The subconscious mind is operating around the clock, processing information and creating sub-realities outside of your awareness. If you doubt this, then you must not believe that dreaming is possible. You've never had a nightmare that scared the pants off you,...

Two patients die after being injected with Eli Lilly's schizophrenia drug

6/25/2013 - A popular injection-based drug for schizophrenia is under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the recent deaths of two patients who were given the jab for their mental conditions. Reuters reports that extremely high levels of Eli Lilly and Co.'s Zyprexa Relprevv, a...

Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms

3/12/2013 - Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder characterized by the inability to tell reality from imagination, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Symptoms are broken down into two types called "positive symptoms," which include hallucinations and delusions, and "negative symptoms" which...

Gluten sensitivity in mothers linked to mental health issues for the child

5/19/2012 - Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric diseases later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Johns Hopkins Children's Center and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The...

Mental health breakthrough: Study links sleep problems to schizophrenia for the first time

1/20/2012 - Getting quality sleep could be a vitally important piece for solving the puzzle of mental health. Previous studies have linked poor sleep to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Now for the first time, research also shows a strong link between schizophrenia and sleep disturbances. The...

Studies show adverse side effects in Schizophrenia drugs

12/28/2010 - The November 2010 issue of Nature reported that several large pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, have chosen to pull out of the psychiatric pharmacology in the treatment of schizophrenia. The reason is obvious, according to Nature author, Abbott: The first generation...

New study: omega-3s may treat schizophrenia, ADD, Huntington’s and other nervous system diseases

1/11/2010 - Research just published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience provides evidence that adequate omega-3 fatty acids are needed for healthy nervous systems. That could explain why low levels of omega-3s are associated with the information processing difficulties experienced by people with bipolar, obsessive-compulsive,...

Schizophrenia Not Caused by Genes, Scientist Says

9/10/2008 - There is no connection between schizophrenia and the genes most commonly believed to cause the condition, according to a study conducted by 23 researchers from Australia, France and the United States, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Since the 1970s, psychiatrists have argued...

Schizophrenia Risk Possibly Reduced by Fish Oil

1/14/2008 - Researchers from the Oxygen Research Center in Melbourne, Australia are surprised at the results of their study showing that fish oil had a dramatically beneficial effect on the prevention of Schizophrenia in those vulnerable to the mind altering disease. According to the director of the research...

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