Confirmed link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis…

A new study has found individual's with autoimmune disorders, a collection of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, are more likely to have psychosis. The study (link below) focused on autoimmune disorders that affect the peripheral system, such as type 1 diabetes, as the researchers were particularly interested in whether autoimmune disorders... Continue Reading →

Social Cognitive Skills Training found to improve Social Cognition in Psychosis…

A study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin demonstrate that social cognitive skills training (SCST) for patients with psychosis provide significant benefit in a number of key social cognition domains. Social cognition refers to the mental functions that inform social interactions, such as perceiving, interpreting, managing, and generating responses to social input. It is beleived that individuals with psychotic... Continue Reading →

AVATAR therapy for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with psychosis…

AVATAR therapy represents a new approach in which people who hear voices have a dialogue with a digital representation of their presumed persecutor, voiced by the therapist. The avatar responds by becoming less hostile and concedes power over the course of therapy making individuals with psychotic conditions and experiencing persistent auditory verbal hallucinations better able to deal with their hallucinations. The research trail... Continue Reading →

Understanding Psychosis…

Psychosis is a condition characterized by loss of contact with reality (that is not part of the person’s cultural or religious beliefs) and may involve severe disturbances in perception, cognition, behavior, and feeling. An individual experiencing psychosis may not know which of their feelings and thoughts are real. They believe the false experiences are actually... Continue Reading →

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