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Strong Relationship Between Epilepsy and Psychiatric Illness
People who suffer from schizophrenia are nearly six times more likely to develop epilepsy, and epileptic patients are nearly eight times more likely to develop schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia in the Genes
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depression, are common but debilitating mental illnesses. Patients suffer from delusions, hallucinations and severe mood problems.
Different Personalities Are Not So Different
Family history has been a known risk factor for mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Now, researchers find more similarity between these disorders.
The Link Between ADHD and Diarrhea
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects how the brain operates. Researchers have discovered that ADHD is linked to a protein found in the intestine, a finding that could lead to new treatments.
Schizophrenia Gene Identified
Scientists have long tried to get a better understanding of schizophrenia, something that as many as 24 million people worldwide suffer from. A genetic test may identify if schizophrenia is in your future.
Early Intervention Aids Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, a chronic and complex mental illness, is difficult to treat. But catching the disease in its early stages, before it damages patients’ lives, could be a key strategy.
New Wave in Predicting Serious Mental Illness
Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and serious mental illnesses, and scientists have been working on ways to predict who might be at risk for developing this disease. They're making progress.
It's mad science. Researchers have found a way to program computers so they can't forget fast enough and begin to show signs of a kind of virtual schizophrenia.
Violence: Side Effect of Perscription Drugs
Illegal street drugs are not the only drugs associated with violent behavior. Various prescription drugs have been linked to violent outbursts, even homicide, by mental health patients.
Susceptibility Factor To Schizophrenia
Diagnosing schizophrenia has been difficult. A previously unidentified gene has been discovered that could lead to diagnosis prior to the onset of symptoms and could help patients and parents know if they are susceptible to this disease.