Self-Concept in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that can significantly change the quality of life for not only the patient, but also sometimes their close relatives. Helping individuals with schizophrenia achieve the highest quality of life possible is linked to understanding the negative moods of schizophrenia. The negative moods that come with the disorder can result…

Schizophrenia and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Schizophrenia is a mental illness with several distinctive symptoms. These include delusions and hallucinations, as well as difficulty feeling and processing emotions. Another very common symptom is disordered sleep. The connection between schizophrenia and sleep disorders is an increasing focus for researchers. Research into the link between schizophrenia and sleep is important for several reasons.…

New Study Shows Heavy Methamphetamine Users May Have A Higher Schizophrenia Risk

Canadian researchers have found that heavy methamphetamine users may have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence to support the conclusion that there may be a link between long-term heavy methamphetamine use and cannabis use in…

Those with Schizophrenia More Likely to Encounter Criminal Justice System

A new study shows that people being treated for schizophrenia are more likely than the general population to have encounters with the criminal justice system in the US. The study, published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry, has shown that schizophrenia patients’ involvement with the criminal justice system is primarily driven by their being victims of…