Schizophrenia and quality of life: a one-year follow-up in four EU countries
- Attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their side effects: a comparison between general practitioners and the general population. Helbling, Josef; Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta; Lauber, Christoph; Weyermann, Ruth; Burns, Tom; Rössler, Wulf // BMC Psychiatry;2006, Vol. 6, p42
Background: Attitudes towards antipsychotic medication play an important part in the treatment for schizophrenia and related disorders. We aimed measuring general practitioners' attitudes to antipsychotic drugs and their adverse side effects and comparing these with the attitudes of the general...
- Dimensions of Premorbid Functioning in Schizophrenia: A Review of Neuromotor, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral Domains. Schenkel, Lindsay S.; Silverstein, Steven M. // Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs;Aug2004, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p241
After a brief discussion of methods for studying the premorbid period in schizophrenia, the authors review relevant experimental literature to assess the validity of current theories. A critical review is provided that includes representative empirical investigations on premorbid functioning in...
- Recent approaches to psychological interventions for people at risk of psychosis. Bechdolf, Andreas; Phillips, Lisa J.; Francey, Shona M.; Leicester, Steven; Morrison, Anthony P.; Veith, Verena; Klosterkötter, Joachim; McGorry, Patrick D. // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2006, Vol. 256 Issue 3, p159
With the emerging global focus on early psychosis, indicated prevention in schizophrenia has increasingly become a focus of psychiatric research interests. It has been argued that CBT may have some advantages compared with antipsychotics regarding this issue. According to MEDLINE, EMBASE and...
- Pathways Leading to Suicide in Schizophrenia. Alar�is�nen, Antti; Heikkinen, Johanna; Kianickova, Zuzana; Miettunen, Jouko; R�s�nen, Pirkko; Isohanni, Matti // Current Psychiatry Reviews;2007, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p233
The aim of this systematic review is to report the pre- and postmorbid trajectories leading to suicide in schizophrenia, with special focus on novel research published in 2003-2006. Individuals with schizophrenia who commit suicide seem to follow a developmental trajectory that differs partly...
- How Prevalent Is Schizophrenia? // PLoS Medicine;May2005, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p362
Presents an abstract of the study "A Systematic Review of the Prevalence of Schizophrenia," by S. Saba, D. Chant, J. Welham and J. McGrath, published in the 2005 issue of "PLoS."
- Semantics and N400: insights for schizophrenia. Kumar, Namita; Debruille, Bruno // Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience;Mar2004, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p89
Thought disorder is a hallmark symptom of schizophrenia, which often leads to deficits in social functioning. Some aspects of this cognitive dysfunction are the result of abnormal characteristics in the semantic processes of patients. These abnormalities exist not only at the discourse...
- Support management in schizophrenia: a systematic review of current literature. Pompili, Maurizio; Montebovi, Franco; Forte, Alberto; Palermo, Mario; Stefani, Henry; Telesforo, Ludovica; Campi, Sandra; Giordano, Gloria; Longo, Lucia; Lamis, Dorian A.; Serafini, Gianluca; Girardi, Paolo // Patient Intelligence;2012 Part 2, Vol. 4, p79
Background: Schizophrenia is generally considered a chronic disorder characterized by psychotic symptoms and relatively stable neurocognitive and interpersonal deficits. Antipsychotic medication has proven beneficial in reducing psychotic symptoms, but is often not enough to treat cognitive or...
- Resolving schizophrenia's CATCH22. Jablensky, Assen // Nature Genetics;Jul2004, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p674
Schizophrenia is a severely disabling disorder with a lifetime risk of ~1%, which accounts for 2.8% of the global burden of disease. A new study provides evidence that a third gene in the 22q11 region is associated with schizophrenia, further confounding an already complicated story.
- Consanguinity and Schizophrenia in Sudan. Ahmed, A. H. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun79, Vol. 134, p635
The rate of first-cousin marriages among the parents of schizophrenics was compared with a control group in an isolated highly inbred Sudanese community, no significant difference being found.