Schizophrenia Research Mississippi
Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder with symptoms of recurring episodes of elevated or depressed mood, or of both simultaneously, that alternate with, or occur together with, distortions in perception. Schizoaffective disorder most commonly affects cognition and emotion, usually leading to auditory hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, disorganized speech, and problems with social and occupational behavior. These symptoms usually arise in early adulthood, which makes a diagnosis prior to age 13 rare. Schizoaffective disorder belongs to the schizophrenia spectrum which includes schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder and others.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder recognized by the struggle in thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. It is commonly noticed through auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, along with significant social or occupational difficulties. The symptoms usually arise in young adulthood, with a global lifetime prevalence of about 0.3–0.7%. Diagnosis of Schizophrenia is based on an evaluation of observed behavior and the patient’s reported experiences. Genetics, early environment, neurobiology, and psychological and social processes seem to be the largest contributory factors to Schizophrenia. Treatment usually involves antipsychotic medication and psychotherapy, which works on vocational and social rehabilitation. People with schizophrenia are likely to have additional conditions, including major depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. The average life expectancy of people with the disorder is 12 to 15 years fewer than those without, resulting from increased physical health problems and a higher suicide rate (about 5%).
Schizophrenia Research Articles
Posted on 25 | Sep | 2015
Clinical research is the first step to understanding and treating illnesses. People want to know, “why should I engage in clinical research?” Before there was Zoloft, Prozac, or Cymbalta, volunteers tried those medications to ensure that they were safe and … Continue reading
Posted on 4 | Feb | 2013
Precise research offers many treatment options for those suffering from schizophrenia. Our clinic is always seeking to help those in need. Learn more about our current schizophrenia studies here. Contact us for more information.
Posted on 28 | Jan | 2013
Schizophrenia Help Outline: Schizophrenia Help – Steps for Schizophrenia Help Dealing with Schizophrenia Dealing with schizophrenia can be a very difficult struggle to go through. Schizophrenia makes it hard for individuals to tell the difference between what is real and … Continue reading
Posted on 28 | Jan | 2013
Why do individuals with schizophrenia need treatment? Advances in treatment: Thanks to Clinical Research Studies Schizophrenia Treatment: The Schizophrenia Treatment Process Schizophrenia is a mental health illness that dramatically affects the life and lifestyle of the individual who has it. … Continue reading
Posted on 12 | Apr | 2012
Medical News Today recently published an article on March 22nd, 2012, which was revealed in PLoS Medicine that tested the effect of medical journals on the perception of 2nd generation anti-psychotic drugs by psychiatrists. The researchers believed that the medical … Continue reading
Posted on 6 | Apr | 2012
A recent article published in Medical News Today on March 18th, 2012 revealed the news of a study taking place with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and bipolar patients in Chicago, Illinois, using the latest technology in psychiatric practices with these patients. This … Continue reading
Posted on 24 | Feb | 2012
A recent study published in Science Daily on January 25th, 2012 revealed that the latest research on schizophrenia is now being focused on neuron cells in the nose. Researchers have always wanted a schizophrenia sample that they could study and … Continue reading