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Schizophrenia News: December 2014

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia are at increased risk of testing HIV positive because of their risky sexual behavior, according to research. In a study, 48.5 percent of those with at least one mental illness had tested positive for HIV.  Only 35 percent of those without a mental illness tested... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia Prodromal Treatment: A First-Person Account

I wanted to write about my own experiences because I'm a big fan of treating a person in the prodromal stage of schizophrenia to halt the impact of disability or ideally to totally stop a person from having a disability to begin with.

 

My "treatment" in the two years prior to my break was to have a career as a disc jockey... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia Prodromal Treatment

One in 3 teens identified as high risk will have a first psychotic episode within three years, according to Thomas Insel on his NIMH blog dated November 20, 2014.

 

According to Insel: "They are not actively psychotic, but they may be struggling in school, dealing with odd thoughts, and becoming socially isolated. Some... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia Symptoms: A Review

A review of schizophrenia symptoms is in order. Different illnesses can mirror this one yet a common core of these symptoms could warrant a professional consultation.

 

Auditory hallucinations or visual hallucinations. Hearing voices is a frequent symptom. "Command voices" are those where the person is told to behave... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia Recovery Strategies: Giving Thanks

It seems counter-intuitive to give thanks when you have schizophrenia. Yet focusing on the positive lightens your mood and could possibly ease the pain in your body too.

 

In studies, people who wrote a daily recounting of things they were grateful for had lower levels of depression and stress. Weekly grateful journal... Read moreChevron