Low Motivation

Got Low Motivation? This Schizophrenia Study Might Help

By | Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:47

People with schizophrenia have always been plagued by low motivation. Scientists say they've discovered a straightforward cause: They overestimate the amount of effort tasks require.


Explaining Schizophrenia, One Molecule At A Time

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:37

A molecular explanation for schizophrenia may lead to better treatments and more consistent diagnoses.


Sign Language Interpreter Blames Schizophrenia For Mandela Memorial Jibberish [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 13:10

Thamsanqa Jantjie, a sign language interpreter, says he was having a schizophrenic episode when he failed to correctly interpret speeches at Nelson Mandela's memorial.


Are Lefties More Likely To Be Schizophrenic?

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 18:43

Studies of patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia reveal a disproportionate amount of lefties.


Brain Activity During Learning Errors Could Change How We Treat Mental Disorders

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 13:43

Scientists observing brain activity during learning errors are hopeful the findings can one day lead to better treatment of mental disorders.

Capitol Hill Shooting

Could Postpartum Psychosis Symptoms Explain The Capitol Hill Shooting?

By | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 16:10

Miriam Casey's history of mental illness, including schizophrenia and postpartum depression, may have led up to the Capitol Hill shooting this past Thursday.

Premature Baby

No Clear Link Between Preterm Babies And Autism, Schizophrenia, And Other Mental Illnesses

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 16:39

New research finds that the relationship between preterm births and mental illnesses like schizophrenia may not be so clear-cut.


Amanda Bynes Deemed Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial, Will Appear In Mental Health Court

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 10:09

Former Nickelodeon child star, Amanda Bynes, was recently deemed mentally unfit to appear in traditional court proceedings.

Risperdal Consta

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Schizophrenia Drug Over Mold

By | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:06

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of the schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta due to a fear of mold contamination.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Pays Up To $3,500 A Day For Psychiatric Treatment

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 17:58

Doctors say Amanda Bynes is being treated for schizophrenia, and her mental health care costs will rise each day.

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5 Most Common Mental Disorders Linked To 1 Gene Variant

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:01

Using powerful genetic tools and a large pool of participants, researchers have found one genetic mutation common among five mental disorders.

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Brain Mechanism Behind Inner Voice Explained: It's There To Prevent Confusion

By | Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:25

The brain mechanism that prevents us from feeling the tickling sensation when we tickle ourselves is also responsible for our inner voice.

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Schizophrenia Drug Latuda Given FDA Approval To Treat Depression From Bipolar Disorder

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 09:38

Latuda, a drug previously used to treat schizophrenia, has shown promise in clinical trials on major depression from bipolar disorder, earning approval by the FDA.

The Prism Program

NSA PRISM Program May Benefit The Clinically Paranoid As They Find Out Others Are Being Watched Too

By | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 20:06

Reactions to publicized spying-projects may differ starkly, but might be beneficial for some patients as they find out that they're not the only ones being watched.

Lead Exposure Can Trigger Schizophrenia

Toxic Metals: Lead Exposure Can Incite Schizophrenia

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:31

While lead doesn't cause physical abnormalities, the toxic metal can act at the cellular level to increase risk of developing schizophrenia.