Wiki Number: PW193
Diagnosis: Schizoaffective Disorder-Much of the Wikipedia article dealt with the validity of this particular diagnosis.
US Patients: 0.5-.0.8 (less than 1)% sometime in their lives
Sex Ratio: M;W+. More women in depressive; about even numbers in bipolar areas.
Age Onset: 30% between ages 25 and 35.
Brain Area: abnormal thoughts, unstable mood; psychotic symptoms for two weeks without any mood disorders. IT’s often misdiagnosed.
Symptoms: Bipolar has mania; hypomania and mixed episode vs. depressive only. May have hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and
Progression: thinking. May include audiotory hasllucinations.
Causes: Genetics under environmental stresses; age of the father at conception; pot and other substance abuses may be factors as well.
Medications: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and antidepressants; electroconvulsive therapy for severe and resistant symptoms.
Therapies: Returning the patient to do the normal activities of life along with vocational rehabilitation.
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- Relationship of burden with depressive symptoms, mental disorders and older adults' functional dependence: A study with paid and unpaid caregivers in Brazilby Madson Alan Maximiano-Barreto on October 16, 2021
The objective of this study was to identify the relationship of burden with depressive symptoms, mental disorders and older adults' functional dependence in paid and unpaid caregivers. This is a quantitative and cross-sectional study, carried out in the inland of the state of São Paulo with 111 caregivers, 60 of whom were unpaid and 51 were paid. The caregivers answered a questionnaire for the assessment of sociodemographic and care characteristics, the Zarit Burden Inventory (ZBI), the Patient...
- Olfactory dysfunction and face processing of social cognition in first-episode psychosisby Semra Etyemez on October 16, 2021
Olfactory functional deficits have been reported in psychotic disorders. Olfactory dysfunction has a predictive value for prognosis and disease course. Thus, it is important to know which specific symptoms and cognitive changes are associated with olfactory dysfunction in early-stage psychosis. Deficits in social cognition are a difficult problem in psychosis. Here we conduct a detailed assessment of odor function and face processing and show that odor discrimination capacity is specifically...
- Phytocannabinoids and schizophrenia: Focus on adolescence as a critical window of enhanced vulnerability and opportunity for treatmentby Tibor Stark on October 16, 2021
The recent shift in socio-political debates and growing liberalization of Cannabis use across the globe has raised concern regarding its impact on vulnerable populations such as adolescents. Concurrent with declining perception of Cannabis harms, more adolescents are using it daily in several countries and consuming marijuana strains with high content of psychotropic delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These dual, related trends seem to facilitate the development of compromised social and...
- Development of thalamocortical structural connectivity in typically developing and psychosis spectrum youthby Suzanne N Avery on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: By characterizing the pattern of typical development and alterations in those at risk for psychotic disorders, this study provides a foundation for further conceptualization of thalamocortical white matter microstructure as a marker of neurodevelopment supporting cognition and an important risk marker for psychosis.