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What Causes Schizophrenia? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm Given that stigma surrounding mental illness is largely shaped by popular assumptions about how mental illness is caused and treated, there is surprisingly little research investigating those assumptions in the general population. A paper presented in the January 2008 issue of Comprehensive Psychiatry shows the results of a preliminary study ex ... Read on »
Dr. Carl Pfeiffer's 29 medical causes of schizophrenia by Rossa Forbes Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 3:05pm When people first fall into the rabbit hole of schizophrenia, the logical question to ask is "what causes schizophrenia?" A psychiatrist's standard answer to this question is that "nobody knows" what causes it and then, rather inexplicably will hasten to add "but there are good treatments available to manage it". Technically, the psychiatrist is ... Read on »
Scientific Research On The Causes Of Schizophrenia Is Inconclusive by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 31 May 2011 8:22pm Today I was studying some of the more recent research at  about the causes of schizophrenia, but none of it, it turns out, is conclusive.  Researchers tend now to see the illness from a biological and "environmental" perspective.  Environmental means there are both psychological and social factors.  The writer of the research a ... Read on »
Teen tries to quiet the voices caused by schizophrenia - CNN Article by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Apr 2009 11:09pm (CNN) -- The intrusive voices popped into William "Bill" Garrett's head. "They're coming for you," the voices told the 18-year-old. "Find somewhere to hide; they're going to get you." In the left shows William "Bill" Garrett in high school, and the right is a 2007 photo of the Maryland teenager. They told the Johns Hopkins University ... Read on »
How exactly does trauma cause “schizophrenia”? A revised double bind theory by Ron Unger Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Nov 2009 12:00am A double bind was originally thought of as something that happens in communication, especially parent-child communication, where a person gets two contradictory messages, and is also prevented from commenting on the contradiction.  As described in the double bind entry in Wikipedia , “this creates a situation in which a successful response to ... Read on »
Maternal Flu Response Causes Autism, Schizophrenia? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:04pm Researchers Discover Link Between Schizophrenia, Autism and Maternal Flu from A team of California Institute of Technology researchers has found an unexpected link connecting schizophrenia and autism to the importance of covering your mouth whenever you sneeze. [ ... ] Sphere: Related Content Read on »
Can Swine Flu Alter Genes and Cause Autism, Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 10:11pm A genetic epidemiological researcher who has worked in statistical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH, has posted an article Swine Flu Can Change Genes of Unborn at suggesting that swine flu in pregnant women may change the genes of unborn children resulting in damage to the hippocampus. Grace Ibay point ... Read on »
Brain shrinking drugs cause many of the problems usually attributed to “schizophrenia” by Ron Unger Patient Expert Posted Sat 19 Feb 2011 12:00am In a recent blog entry  Robert Whitaker draws the connection between the recent publication of evidence that antipsychotics shrink the brain  and evidence published previously that shows that such brain shrinkage is associated with an increase in negative symptoms, functional impairment, and cognitive decline.   All of these problems have prev ... Read on »
Dissociative Disorder is Not Schizophrenia: Truths and Myths about Mental Health by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 16 May 2010 12:00am This is a topic I've wanted to discuss further here for quite some time. Many people in the general public confuse Schizophrenia with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Some people also believe having Schizophrenia means that you have "split personalities". Those of us who have personal exp ... Read on »
Rare Gene Glitch May Hold Clues for Schizophrenia by Medline Plus Posted Wed 23 Feb 2011 9:06pm Scientists are eyeing a rare genetic glitch for clues to improved treatments for some people with schizophrenia ( ) — even though they found the mutation in only one third of 1 percent of patients. In the study, ... Read on »