“Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts”

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This February 18, 2016 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about research on 101 Canadians who had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia in which it was found that there was an increased risk of suicide attempts within the group than seen elsewhere.

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“‘She’s OCD!’ ‘He’s Schizo!’ How Misused Health Lingo Can Harm”

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This December 29, 2014 NBC News article raises the question of whether or not words can hurt.

“All Kinds of Minds”

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This page on the TED talks website contains 9 videos about mental illness, and includes ideas about how music can help people, ECT, what it’s like to hear voices, and other related topics.

TED (conference)

TED (conference) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“How schizophrenia starts”

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This article from The Inquirer found on the Philly.com website talks about current, ongoing, research being done into Schizophrenia, its causes, and wether or not there are early signs of it that have been overlooked.  The research is also looking at the effect that fish oil has on Schizophrenia

“Stigma: Breaking the cycle of mental health perception”

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This November 2, 2014 Herald-Standard article talks about breaking the common perceptions of mental health issues and includes a video about a couple of people and their history, accomplishments, and goals.

“Radically different approach to hearing voices aims to empower those affected”

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This October 24, 2014 NewsWorks article talks about an approach to treating people who hear voices that goes against the traditional thinking of not discussing the voices with the person.  The program is being used in Philadelphia.

“Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases”

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This September 16, 2014 article found on the Pittsburgh Action News 4 website, talks about ongoing genetic research that seems to show that Schizophrenia may actually be 8 different diseases caused by different genetic defects.

An overview of the structure of DNA.

An overview of the structure of DNA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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