Among some natural health proponents, apple cider vinegar has gained a reputation as a cure-all. On the website PreventDisease.com, the alternative health author John Summerly writes, “The question is not what apple cider vinegar can do, but what can't it do.” He goes on to cite research suggesting how the common kitchen condiment can help… Continue reading Is There Evidence Behind the Use of Apple Cider Vinegar for Mental Illness?
Schizophrenia Stars in TV Series 'I Know This Much Is True'
In the new HBO series I Know This Much Is True, Mark Ruffalo portrays twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, two men who hail from a Sicilian immigrant grandfather who settled in Connecticut in the early 1900s. Born out of wedlock, the boys grow up without a father, and without knowing who their father is. As… Continue reading Schizophrenia Stars in TV Series 'I Know This Much Is True'
Are There Signs of Schizophrenia In Childhood?
The new treatment approach is aimed at diagnosing people with schizophrenia at the time of the first evidence of psychosis — a hallmark of the disorder in which other people recognize that the individual has lost touch with reality — which often occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. Schizophrenia is one of the most… Continue reading Are There Signs of Schizophrenia In Childhood?
Schizophrenia Awareness Week Happens In the Month of May
On May 13 through 19 of 2020, organizations around the world will participate in Schizophrenia Awareness Week — seven days of activities and events designed to raise awareness about a commonly misunderstood disease. The awareness week for schizophrenia, a serious psychiatric disease, coincides with the lead up to World Schizophrenia Awareness Day on May 24.… Continue reading Schizophrenia Awareness Week Happens In the Month of May
Pregnancy in People With Schizophrenia
The prevalence of schizophrenia in pregnancy is low. It affects fewer than 1 percent of all U.S. adults, including pregnant women. (1) Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder that causes hallucinations, delusions, and problems thinking. (1) If you do become pregnant with schizophrenia, there are certain things you’ll want to know to help ensure the… Continue reading Pregnancy in People With Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Quotes From People With the Mental Disorder
Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. While symptoms may vary in type and severity, they often include auditory hallucinations and delusions. About 1 in 100 people in the United States experience this severe form of mental illness. Schizophrenia is more commonly found in men (12 million… Continue reading Schizophrenia Quotes From People With the Mental Disorder
FDA Okays New Treatment Option for Schizophrenia
While several antipsychotic drugs are currently on the market, none have been a surefire solution to fighting the distortion in thoughts, hallucinations, and feelings of fright and paranoia associated with schizophrenia. About 30 percent of those who take medication may experience a relapse, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Related: What Life’s Really Like With… Continue reading FDA Okays New Treatment Option for Schizophrenia
Can Smoking Cause Mental Illness?
Although cigarette smoking in the United States declined by more than 25 percent since 2005, it’s still the cause of death for hundreds of thousands of people every year from diseases like cancer and heart disease. Now, new research suggests that smoking may not only be damaging to our physical health, it make also increase… Continue reading Can Smoking Cause Mental Illness?
Schizophrenia: Popular Myths, Real Facts
Even as the public’s understanding of mental illness continues to evolve, some conditions are still commonly misunderstood and misrepresented. Fears and assumptions about a person’s behavior can lead to oversimplifications, stereotypes, and sometimes outright incorrect information. That is often the case when it comes to schizophrenia, a mental disorder that can cause disruptions in thought… Continue reading Schizophrenia: Popular Myths, Real Facts
Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia Risk: A Possible Link
Marijuana use has become increasingly more accepted in the United States, as people in several states voted to override the law of the land and legalize the drug for recreational or medical purposes. It’s the most commonly used illicit drug, and the most recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Survey on Drug… Continue reading Marijuana Use and Schizophrenia Risk: A Possible Link