55% recovery from schizophrenia…

The study, conducted by the University of Oslo’s Department of Psychology, followed about 30 young people diagnosed with schizophrenia, all of whom were recruited to the study within 5 months of being hospitalized or beginning outpatient treatment. The University of Oslo has been conducting the study for the last four years, with annual check-ins, and... Continue Reading →

An overview of psychosis and schizophrenia symptoms and treatment…

Schizophrenia is known as a mental disorder that is characterized by hallucinations and delusions. It is often treated with a combination of antipsychotic medications and psychotherapy. The link provides a guide and also a short test to determine whether one may be experiencing schizophrenia. Link to text: https://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizophrenia/

Six-Month Follow-Up of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Low-Functioning Individuals With Schizophrenia…

A study examining six-month follow-up results and the impact of length of illness on treatment outcomes of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R), a hands-on, active approach that focuses on life aspirations, successful goal achievement, and development of resiliency in the face of stressful symptoms and life events. Overall, this method helps promote positive... 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 →

Schizophrenia and Medication…

Schizophrenia is considered to be a lifelong condition, requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation and long-term use of antipsychotic medication. A new long-term study has revealed the effects of lifetime exposure to several medications commonly used in schizophrenia, including antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. Researchers how found that long term, high dose use of antipsychotic medication is associated with poorer... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Schizophrenia…

How will we view schizophrenia in 2030? Schizophrenia today is a chronic, frequently disabling mental disorder that affects about one per cent of the world’s population. After a century of studying schizophrenia, the cause of the disorder remains unknown. Treatments, especially pharmacological treatments, have been in wide use for nearly half a century, yet there... Continue Reading →

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