Early Psychosis Treatment
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Sarcosine Improves Negative and Cognitive Symptoms in Schizophrenia, May Reverse Damage to Brain

by Staff Memberon August 31, 2015
A new study out of Poland’s Medical University of Lodz has found that 6 months of use of a nutritional supplement called sarcosine (N-Methylglycine) seems to reverse the damage to the brain’s glutamate system and improves the negative and cognitive symptoms (memory, concentration, social activity interest, motivation, etc. ) of people who have schizophrenia. This is just the latest of […]

Gray Matter Loss in Brain Due to Psychotic Episodes / Schizophrenia, Not From Medications

by Staff Memberon January 21, 2015
Its been noted for the past decade or so that there is some (approximately 5% to 7%) shrinkage in the brains of people who have schizophrenia, most notably in the gray matter, which is an important part structures in the brain’s amygdala, hippocampus and parahippocampus, which are all involved in memory storage and retrieval memory storage and […]

CBT for Schizophrenia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia – Video Series

by Staff Memberon July 10, 2014
There are few psychological therapies that have been significantly researched and shown to be effective with schizophrenia, but the leading one is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis / Schizophrenia.  While medications can help minimize many of the “positive” symptoms – the voices, delusions, etc. that are common with schizophrenia, even with the medications many […]

Nature Schizophrenia Special

Schizophrenia Special in Nature Journal

by Staff Memberon May 22, 2014
Phil Campbell,  the editor-in-chief of the prestigious and high quality scientific journal “Nature,” (based in the UK) has long been interested in schizophrenia and mental health concerns.  I’ve met him and discussed this interest last year when he was visiting the United States.  He is one of the founding members of of an important new […]
Preventing Schizophrenia

New Research on How to Prevent Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 22, 2014
Increasingly clinical researchers are telling us that they believe that many, and perhaps most, cases of schizophrenia can be prevented through higher quality prenatal care (health of the mother prior to pregnancy, and during pregnancy) as through specific targeted nutritional, stress (including avoidance of getting the Flu during pregnancy – which is an important stressor […]

Brain Schizophrenia

Risk for Schizophrenia May be Identified Through IQ, Memory & Social Intelligence Tests

by Staff Memberon May 19, 2014
A new research study has revealed that genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are also associated with performance on measures of IQ, memory and social cognition. The discovery was made by the National University of Ireland, Galway Professor of Psychology Gary Donohue, in association with colleagues from Trinity College, Dublin. […]
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The Importance of Early Treatment for Schizophrenia and Psychosis

by Staff Memberon May 8, 2014
Research over the decade has confirmed repeatedly that the earlier that people get treatment for the early signs of mental illness (especially schizophrenia) the better the long term outcome for the person.  The first suggestive signs of psychosis are now well known. A person might become suspicious, or start to hear a voice, but still […]


A Good Intro to Schizophrenia Recovery (video)

by Staff Memberon May 1, 2014
Following is a good introductory video on schizophrenia and recovery developed by Dr. Xavier Amador, a professor of psychology at Columbia University in New York City.  Dr. Amador is also the founder of the Leap Institute, a group that focuses on improving relationships. Their tools are for use in any relationship, but also they provide the […]

New Report Demonstrates the Cost Effectiveness of Early Treatment

by Staff Memberon April 12, 2014
There has been a great deal of clinical research in the past decade that has shown that the sooner that people who have psychosis or schizophrenia are treated, the better their long term outcome or prognosis.  So getting people into treatment as quickly as possible (when symptoms start to appear) is extremely important. Despite this […]