All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘schizophrenia’

Russell Crowe Mourns John Nash, Man on Whom ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Character Was Based

Russell Crowe is among many people mourning the death of John Nash. Crowe played a character in the film A Beautiful Mind that was based on Nash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. was a prominent mathematician, who suffered from schizophrenia later in his life. He was killed on Saturday in a car crash. He was 86. John Nash’s wife Alicia, who …

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Amanda Bynes Back On Twitter, Appears Healthy

Amanda Bynes is back on Twitter after a month away from social media. The former All That star suffers from serious mental illness and has very public outbursts from time to time–some of which she shares on Twitter. Hopefully a new photo and post are indicative of a healthier, more stable Amanda Bynes. The 28-year-old has dyed her hair from …

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‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Fit to Stand Trial

One of two adolescents charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge ruled Wednesday. On May 31, the teen, now 13, along with a friend, lured their 12-year-old classmate into a wooded area in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where they allegedly held her down and stabbed …

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‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Trial Delayed

Morgan Geyser, one of two 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed unfit to stand trial. On May 31, Geyser, along with friend Anissa Weier, lured their 12-year-old classmate into a wooded area in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where they allegedly held her down and stabbed her 19 times. The victim …

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Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations

“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. 5% to 13% complete the act. But as the scientific battle against this devastating disorder presses on, researchers are learning …

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Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, has identified 22 different locations in the human genome that are linked to schizophrenia. The sites were narrowed down …

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Mental Health Linked to Childhood Stress in Mice

A new study has found a link between a stress-induced hormone in adolescence and genetic changes that can cause severe mental illness. The study, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia, severe depression, or other mental illnesses. “We have discovered a mechanism for how environmental factors, such as stress hormones, can affect the brain’s …

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Mental Health Visits, Antipsychotics Increase Schizophrenics’ Life Expectancy

Psychiatrists have worried that medications for schizophrenia could improve mental health at the cost of physical health and life expectancy, but new research shows those worries are unfounded. A new study published today in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin shows that schizophrenics who stick rigidly to a drug regimen and who see mental health professionals on a regular basis live longer …

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