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Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia

The brain of a person shortly after diagnosis with schizophrenia (top) showing it relatively unscathed. Five years later, there is substantial loss of grey matter (above). Damage starts in the outer regions of the brain and spreads to all parts over the y Paul Thompson/UCLA School of Medicine A cheap …

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Schizophrenia: The Broken Mind

Schizophrenia: The Broken Mind 1/125 people worldwide have schizophrenia. 1/3 of schizophrenics recover 1/3 have a fluctuating course 1/3 never recover Age of onset is variable depending on gender. Peak onset for Males is between 21-25 Peak onset for Females is between 25-30 Myth: schizophrenia is terminal and gets progressively …

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10 Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

The early signs of schizophrenia mostly happen in the teen years and this can make them difficult to spot because these early schizophrenia signs are similar to behaviors often seen in teens in general. The very earliest schizophrenia signs often occur before the age of 16, but they may not …

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Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

What we know — and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades — as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed the DNA of more than 4,000 people with schizophrenia. They matched any gene variations …

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Study: Small Doses Of Cannabis May Help Treat Schizophrenia

There has been an abundance of conflicting information about the potential relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis. A controversial study published in December suggests that smoking cannabis may exacerbate a genetic disposition that makes people more vulnerable to schizophrenia, but multiple studies (1, 2) have shown that the plant can greatly …

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6 Tips for Families Dealing With Schizophrenia

If a family member or close friend is diagnosed with schizophrenia and the symptoms are serious, it can feel as if you’ve lost a loved one.  Giving yourself time to deal with feelings of frustration, anger, and fear will allow you to help other family members cope with their own …

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6 Schizophrenia Myths Debunked

Stopping the Stigma About Schizophrenia Symptoms According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of the population. It is a treatable condition, but it continues to be shrouded in misconceptions. Schizophrenia myths can increase the stigma surrounding the condition and even keep people from …

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8 Ways to Help Someone Live Well With Schizophrenia

Encouraging Schizophrenia Self-Care People with schizophrenia need a considerable amount of support from family members and other loved ones to finish school, find work, maintain relationships, and achieve other goals they’ve set for themselves. Although they may never live “normal” lives, says Krista Baker, a licensed clinical professional counselor and …

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These 17 Images Are Representative Of What Schizophrenics Feel…And It's Shocking

Enter The Mind Of A Schizophrenic With Art Made By People With The Disease Schizophrenia is an intense and unforgiving mental disorder whose symptoms can include everything from abnormal social behaviors, to hearing voices, and not knowing what’s real. It often accompanies other, less severe mental conditions like depression and …

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