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  1. Zapping Those Voices in The Head

    March 23, 2000 (Atlanta) -- The voices sound real, and they won't go away. From deep within a schizophrenic patient's head, they relentlessly repeat their awful messages, which can urge suicide or even murder. Now help may be on the way: A report in the journal Lancet suggests that an electromagneti

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  2. Intercepting Schizophrenia

    March 6, 2000 (Petaluma, Calif.) -- It seems to come out of nowhere, often striking young people in their teenage years. A seemingly healthy kid suddenly becomes withdrawn and depressed, then confused and even paranoid. As hallucinations and delusions take hold, victims become trapped in the demon-h

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  3. Moving Schizophrenics into the Community Does Not Increase Crime

    Feb. 18, 2000 (Boston) -- Deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, a trend throughout the world, has brought concern that the population will be at increased risk from violent crime. But an Australian study published in the Feb. 18 issue of The Lancet shows that shifting care of schizophrenic pat

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  4. Schizophrenia Not Linked to Prenatal Exposure to Influenza

    Nov. 29, 1999 (New York) -- Nobody is quite sure where schizophrenia -- a mental illness characterized by hallucinations, delusional, and/or disordered thinking -- comes from. Most researchers agree there is a genetic or hereditary component involved, but clearly many people who have no family histo

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  5. Potential Biological Marker for Schizophrenia Identified

    Nov. 19, 1999 (New York) -- Elevated levels of an enzyme associated with a particular viral infection have been found in patients experiencing their first episode of schizophrenia, adding further support to the theory that there is a genetic-viral link in schizophrenia, according to a recent present

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  6. How Families Can Cope with Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by gross distortion of reality, language disturbances, fragmentation of thought and other troubling symptoms. The cost of caring for schizophrenic patients comes to more than $17 billion per year in this country -- but this figure can never capture th

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  7. New-Generation Drugs for Schizophrenia Popular With Doctors -- and Patients

    Nov. 18, 1999 (Chicago) -- Psychiatrists have embraced the new, more effective, and less toxic schizophrenia treatments since they first came on the market a decade ago, according to a new study. However, the research, presented at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association,

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