Tag Archives: Schizophrenia

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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Article Review: Predicting Medication Noncompliance after Hospital Discharge Among Patients with Schizophrenia

  Medication non-compliance is a pervasive problem among individuals with a serious and chronic mental illness. The first few weeks after discharge from the hospital signify a critical period in the course of recovery. Previous research indicates that 79 percent … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Toxoplasma Gindii

    An interesting tidbit of information that recently caught this writer’s attention is the possibility that we are susceptible to psychiatric disorders stemming from parasites. That is not to say that all or even the majority of those diagnosed … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Schizophrenia . . . Or Malingering?

Recently, the man charged with murdering Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy sniper whose autobiography inspired the film American Sniper, was said to have faked schizophrenia.  Yet, the defense expert witness testified that the accused had paranoid schizophrenia and exhibited signs … Continue reading

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