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    1. Clues to Schizophrenia's Origins Uncovered

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people might develop schizophrenia when a normal process of brain development goes haywire in adolescence and early adulthood, Harvard researchers report. Everyone undergoes what is called "synaptic pruning" as t

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    2. Why Do I Feel Paranoid?

      So-called “paranoid” thoughts can be normal. But they could point to a mental health symptom if you lose the ability to judge whether they are or aren't likely to be true. Here are the common causes and what you can do to ease your mind. Are other people talking about me? Was I just lied to? Is some

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    3. Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug clozapine reduces symptoms in schizophrenia patients who don't benefit from other antipsychotic medications, a new study indicates. The finding, culled from an analysis of Medicaid data on more than 6,200 patie

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    4. Schizophrenics Face Much Higher Early Death Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with schizophrenia face a much higher risk of an early death, particularly from heart and lung diseases associated with smoking, a new study finds. The rise in risk "is evident in early adulthood and per

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    5. Talk Therapy Effective to Treat Schizophrenia

      Oct. 20, 2015 -- Talk therapy benefits schizophrenia patients and reduces their need for heavy use of antipsychotic drugs, a large study finds. Currently, treatment for many of the two million Americans with schizophrenia involves strong doses of antipsychotics, which can cause severe side effects s

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    6. Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a link between brain inflammation and schizophrenia. British investigators used PET scans to assess immune cell activity in the brains of 56 people. Some had schizophrenia, some were at risk f

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    7. FDA Clears Long-Lasting Drug for Schizophrenia

      Oct. 6, 2015 -- The FDA has approved a version of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole that adults with schizophrenia can take every 4-6 weeks. Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) comes in a shot that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. The drug's maker said it expects to launch the drug "immedia

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    8. Brain Scans May Help Schizophrenia Treatment

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A brain scan might someday help psychiatrists quickly determine which antipsychotic drugs work best for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers say. This personalized approach could eliminate a lot o

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    9. Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

      Aug. 11, 2015 -- Omega-3 supplements may help keep young people with a high risk of schizophrenia from getting the condition, according to a small study. Back in 2010, Australian researchers reported that taking the supplements for 12 weeks prevented a first episode of a psychotic disorder for up to

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    10. New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat schizophrenia and depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rexulti (brexpiprazole) tablets can be used to treat adults with schizophrenia. The new drug can also be used as

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