While the mental health disorder schizophrenia debilitates millions of Americans, researchers begin to answer the age-old question of "how?"
Scientific Schizophrenic Insight
For years mental experts have questioned the impact of genetics in schizophrenia. Recent studies shed some light on a prospective source.
FDA Approves First Generic Olanzapine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Zyprexa ( olanzapine tablets) and Zyprexa Zydus ( olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets) to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Cognitive Therapy Improves Schizophrenia
For people who go through life struggling with schizophrenia, the idea of having a normal, functioning daily existence may seem out of reach. Traditionally, antipsychotic medication has been the primary means of treatment to reduce hallucinations and delusions.
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.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Saphris
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic medication Saphris ( asenapine maleate ).
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.