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August 09, 2005

Brainwave Test for Schizophrenia

Differences between schizophrenics and healthy individuals in brainwave responses to auditory stimuli may point the way to a new diagnostic tool for this disease, Australian researchers report. (

September 13, 2004

Schizophrenia and Marijuana, Schizophrenia Linked to Stress

The main active ingredient in marijuana appears to cause short-term symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia.

Stress hormones may be responsible for brain changes in people with schizophrenia.

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August 19, 2004

Schizophrenia Gene, Jane Pauley Had Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Indian scientists claim to have identified a gene that causes schizophrenia.

"In 2001, Jane Pauley spent nearly three weeks in a hospital for treatment of bipolar disorder, the anchor reveals in her autobiography, Skywriting, in stores Tuesday and excerpted in People magazine, out Friday."

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August 13, 2004

Schizophrenia Expert Dies, Anxiety May Be in Women's Genes

"Philip S. Holzman, a psychologist and researcher at Harvard University whose studies of schizophrenia led to a more detailed understanding of mental disease, died on June 1 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 82." He died of a post-operative stroke.

"Women may be more prone to stress-related anxiety and mood disorders because of their genes, claims a study carried out by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse."

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August 08, 2004

Relics of Lobotomy, New Schizophrenia Drug, Princess Masako Unhappy

"While many now see it as a brutal procedure that left patients zombielike, Worden said lobotomy looked different at a time when there was no other help for people suffering enormous emotional pain. "

"A long-acting medication that has few side effects will help people with all types of schizophrenia, said Dr. Pierre Chue, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Alberta, who conducted the worldwide study."

The Imperial Household Agency recently announced that Princess Masako is receiving therapy for depression and anxiety.

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