Tag Archives: Schizophrenia

Article Review: Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013) Mindfulness interventions for schizophrenia: A meta-analysis.

Mindfulness is a diverse concept which originated in the eastern traditions and has taken on new life in operational definitions in psychology, including de-centering, awareness of sensations, and openness to inner experiences. These labels for mindfulness have a strong place … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: “So, You Don’t Want To Be My Neighbor”: Stigma in Action

Stigma can be expressed in various different ways, however, the current understanding of most psychiatric stigma is based on one’s beliefs about a particular condition rather than concrete behaviors. As a way to draw beliefs and feelings to real world … Continue reading

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Article Review: Park, Y. C. et al. (2018). To use the brief psychiatric rating scale to detect disorganized speech in schizophrenia: Findings from the REAP-AP study.

The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is one of the most commonly used measures for assessing psychopathy in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, particularly disorganized speech (Leucht et al., 2005). Conceptually derived from classical ideas originating in German psychopathology, the term … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Did You Know . . . (Facts About Schizophrenia)

  No one born blind has ever developed Schizophrenia. Auditory hallucinations seem to be culturally shaped. In the U.S., AH of voices are often described as harsh and threatening, while those heard by individuals with the same diagnosis in Africa … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Double Trouble ? A Brief Look at Comorbid Substance Use in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects one in every one hundred persons with half of those affected likely to experience co-morbid substance use (as cited in Hunt et al., 2018). This use, in turn, exacerbates the overall symptomologic course of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia … Continue reading

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Article Review: On Being Sane in Insane Places (Rosenhan, 1973)

Dr. David Rosenhan in 1973 conducted a study called On Being Sane in Insane Places to examine the reliability of staff, especially psychiatrist, in telling the difference between people who had severe psychiatric disorders and people who did not have … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Diagnosing Early-Onset Schizophrenia

    Early-onset Schizophrenia is defined by an onset prior to adulthood, with an onset prior to 12 years of age being rare (Vyas et al., 2011). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Are Schizophrenia and Dementia Related?

Individuals who have schizophrenia are known to be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and hyperlipidemias, all of which are concomitant with an increased risk for dementia. Therefore, the question of whether or not schizophrenia and … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid Catch-Up: Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

  Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus naturally found in small amounts in human digestive tracts. Symptoms cause burning, itching, thrush, and genital yeast infections. In its more serious forms, it can enter the bloodstream. Most Candida infections can be … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Schizophrenia and Premature Death

Schizophrenia has long been one of mental health’s most studied disorders. Our knowledge base regarding the diagnosis has grown by leaps and bounds over many years of research. Most people are aware of the cognitive, negative and psychotic symptoms associated … Continue reading

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