Blog Category: Psychosis

The Myth of Schizophrenia as a Progressive Brain Disease

Schizophrenia has historically been considered to be a deteriorating disease, a view reinforced by recent MRI findings of progressive brain tissue loss over the early years of illness. Zipursky and colleagues challenge this concept. Schizophrenia Bulletin [More...]…

Early Detection and Intervention in Psychosis Improves 10-Year Outcome

Early detection in first-episode psychosis confers advantages for negative, cognitive, and depressive symptoms after 1, 2, and 5 years, but longitudinal effects have been unknown. A new article  published in the American Journal of Psychiatry investigated the differences in symptoms …

Persistent negative symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia

A study published in Schizophrenia Research describes that negative symptoms, which are a core feature of schizophrenia, are generally understudied. Researchers evaluated the prevalence and stability of primary negative symptoms, and factors associated with persistent primary negative symptoms in a …

New Guide to the Management of Psychotic Disorders in Older Adults

The American Geriatrics Society‘s newest clinical tool, the AGS Guide to the Management of Psychotic Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Older Adults, is now available on the AGS website.[Read more]…

New Guideline to Manage Psychosis With Co-existing Substance Misuse

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK) has published a new clinical guideline that aims to help ensure people diagnosed with a form of psychosis, who also misuse substances, can be identified and treated effectively

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