Study Reveals Why Some Schizophrenics Lack Motivation

When most people think of schizophrenia, they probably focus on the psychotic symptoms classically associated with the disorder. However, psychosis represents just one aspect of schizophrenia’s impact, and people affected by the illness also commonly experience a range of problems collectively known as “negative” symptoms. A new study, published in July 2013 in the journal…

Overlapping Effects of Mental Disorders and Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are a broad-ranging group of conditions that significantly alter the ability to move or control the body’s muscles. Some of these conditions produce unusually or uncontrollably active muscles, while others produce unusually stiff or unresponsive muscles. Movement disorders overlap to a significant degree with various kinds of mental disorders. In some cases, unconnected…

Blood Pressure Medicine Works for Schizophrenia

Acute schizophrenia is a term used to describe episodes of relatively severe schizophrenia-related symptoms that have a strongly negative impact on a person’s ability to function. Doctors can combat the effects of these episodes with the help of a number of different antipsychotic medications. However, these medications only work in certain individuals and typically come…