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  1. Antipsychotics Boost Heart Attack Risk.

    Nov. 8, 2002 -- Antipsychotic drugs often prescribed to treat schizophrenia can increase risk of heart attack and irregular heartbeat, reports a new study. "But the risk of these events is low, and the benefits of the therapy certainly outweighs the small risk," says researcher Sean Hennessy, PharmD

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  2. Implant Helps Schizophrenics Stay on Meds

    -->May 31, 2002 -- Getting a mentally unstable person to take his or her medications as directed is one of the biggest challenges in treating people with schizophrenia. But a new device may provide a solution. Researchers have developed an implant that can deliver a steady dose of medication directl

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  3. Butting Heads over 'A Beautiful Mind'

    -->March 15, 2002 -- Things are getting ugly in Hollywood over the facts behind the Oscar-nominated biopic A Beautiful Mind. Starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, the movie tells the life story of John Nash, a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia for much of his life but who i

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  4. Birth Defects Provide Schizophrenia Clue

    Feb. 27, 2002 -- Babies born with minor physical abnormalities may be at increased risk of developing psychological problems such as schizophrenia -- especially if one or both of the parents suffers from schizophrenia. A new study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found children who

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  5. New Drug Beats Old for Schizophrenia

    Jan. 2, 2002 -- Doctors often reach for new drugs when it comes to treating people with schizophrenia. But do they really work better than the old standbys? A new study suggests that they do. Since the 1950s, Haldol has helped many people with schizophrenia. However, its severe side effects -- inclu

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  6. Study Fingers Schizophrenia Genes

    Dec. 13, 2001 -- In the largest study in the U.S. looking at genes for schizophrenia, researchers have pinpointed two particular areas that may play a big role in some groups of people. Previous studies have implicated several different genes behind schizophrenia. But the studies haven't been able t

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  7. Schizophrenia Linked to Childhood Poverty

    Nov. 1, 2001 -- Although genetics are known to play a part in the development of mental illness, a new British study reveals that environment may also have a significant role. When researchers compared adults who had just been diagnosed with schizophrenia, they found that a significant number of the

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  8. Older Dads More Prone to Having Kids With Schizophrenia

    Oct. 25, 2001 -- That ticking sound you hear is your biological clock winding down. No, not you, ladies. Guys apparently have reproductive clocks of their own, according to research that suggests older-than-average dads are more likely to have children at risk for certain medical problems, including

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  9. Virus Provides a Clue to the Cause of Schizophrenia

    April 9, 2001 -- Scientists have long believed schizophrenia to be a disease that lies dormant, waiting for the right set of circumstances to strike its teenage or young adult victims. Whether genetic, biological, or environmental -- or some complex mix -- the precise nature of the early defect rema

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  10. Four Sisters With Schizophrenia, Four Decades of Scrutiny

    Oct. 20, 2000 -- In a midsize Midwestern town, four elderly sisters are living out their remaining years in a way that might be called unremarkable. But the sisters, known as the Genains, are far from typical: Born in 1930, they are among the oldest living quadruplets, and they are all identical. An

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