psychosis

New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

A novel treatment that targets the biological effects of a specific genetic mutation could help alleviate the symptoms of psychosis, a new study finds. Deborah L. Levy, Ph.D. — from the McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA — led the new study, the findings of which now appear in the journal Biological…

Brain structure may play key role in psychosis

New research finds that having a larger choroid plexus, which is a vital brain structure, could be involved in psychosis. Variations in the structure of the choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), could play a key role in psychosis. A team that Dr. Paulo Lizano — of the Beth Israel…

AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language

People’s language could reveal clues about their future risk of developing psychosis. Scientists concluded this after studying the subtle features of people’s everyday speech. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and Harvard University in Boston, MA, used a machine-learning technique to analyze language in a group of at-risk young…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), causing substantial distress for both people with dementia and their caregivers, and contributing to early institutionalization.  This CE course explores the neurobiology of NPSs in AD and specific symptoms common in AD such as psychosis, agitation, apathy,…

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?

When added to standard early-stage treatment, certain food supplements may help to alleviate symptoms of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia. This was the conclusion of a systematic review of data from eight trials involving hundreds of young people who received treatment during the early stages of psychosis. The review was led…