Questions tagged [schizophrenia]

For questions involving the scientific basis (anatomical substrates, neurotransmitter imbalances, behavioral changes, and pharmacotherapies) of schizophrenia.

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What can happen if a human takes SB-243213?

SB-243213 acts as a selective inverse agonist for the 5-HT2C receptor. The 5-HT2C receptor is one of many 5-HT receptors which are receptors that bind serotonin, and seems to play a major role in ...
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What are the effects of antipsychotic medication on brain volume?

I have read numerous different papers each claiming that antipsychotic medication either helps maintain brain volume or causes brain volume reduction in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic ...
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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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Do schizophrenics tend to believe they were gaslighted?

It would seem to me that it would be hard for a single person to manipulate a mentally stable into thinking they have schizoid problems. One might quickly become suspicious if the supposed delusions ...
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Difference between psychosis and schizophrenia

Can you please illustrate the difference between the psychosis and the schizophrenia?
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Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...
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Brain damage / change in long term psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia

There seems to be evidence to suggest that long term psychiatric conditions have effects on grey matter in the brain and the development of certain sections of the brain. Do antipsychotics have a ...
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Severe depression VS Schizophrenia

One of interesting things in severe depression is psychosis and how it happens that such conditions occur and what is the difference between this type of psychosis and specific conditions of ...
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About possibility of modeling the schizophrenia by machine learning models

I am working on usage of machine learning algorithm like tree decision learning for modeling human brain function in Schizophrenia to predict brain part dysfunctions which i guess could be testable by ...
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Brain traning or CRT for STM rehearsal, especially with the schizophrenias

Without rehearsing or continuing to repeat the number until it is committed to memory, the information is quickly lost from short-term memory. You can increase the duration of short-term memories to ...
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Has anyone trialled this approach to treating apathy / avolition in schizophrenia ['sharing meaning']

It's well known that the so called "negative symptoms" of schizophrenia are very, very hard to treat. Has anyone studied an approach where the patient / participant -- after a successfully completed ...
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Neuronal mechanisms underlying delusional beliefs about one's thoughts

Are there known neuronal mechanisms that somehow explain phenomena like thought withdrawal thought insertion thought broadcasting i.e. deviating-from-normal experiences and beliefs about one's ...