With the recent advancement in schizophrenia treatment connecting the brain chemicals dopamine AND glutamate, I thought it might be a good time to link to more information about Schizophrenia. Click on the following text to link to a wikipedia article. Normally, I’m not a big proponent of wikipedia as source material. But, this article has links to a large number of primary sources.
Schizophrenia (pronounced /ˌskɪtsɵˈfrɛniə/ or /ˌskɪtsɵˈfriːniə/) is a mental disorder It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. Onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood, with a global lifetime prevalence of around 1.5%. Diagnosis is based on the patient’s self-reported experiences and observed behavior. No laboratory test for schizophrenia exists… characterized by a disintegration of the process of thinking and of emotional responsiveness.
More information and links related to Schizophrenia after the jump 🙂
NARSAD the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, contributes to research in the fields of schizophrenia, depression, and other forms of psychosis. Their site contains great videos and information related to the disorder. Click HERE to go to their section on schizophrenia.
- Mental Health America: Fact sheet on Schizophrenia
- Symptoms of Schizophrenia: a film created in 1940
- Association of Schizophrenia and Autoimmune Diseases: Linkage of Danish National Registers
- National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD): NARSAD raises money from donors around the world and invests it directly in the most promising research projects in mental health.