psychosis

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Thirty risk factors found during and after pregnancy for children developing psychosis

Over 30 prenatal and postnatal environmental risk factors have been identified for the development of psychosis in offspring. The factors have been split into four categories, including parental and familial, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and fetal growth and development. Significant protective factors are lower maternal age, first-time mothers, and babies with higher birth weights.... Read More...
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Five different subgroups of bipolar and psychosis identified

Computer analysis of patients reveals five clearly defined subgroups of psychosis and bipolar disorder. Those in group two were more likely to exhibit suicidal tendencies, while those in group five, for example, were characterized by schizophrenia diagnosis and lower verbal intelligence scores. Defining the characteristics of the subtypes could lead to improved personalized treatments for psychosis related mental illnesses.... Read More...
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How CBD takes effect in the brains of people with psychosis

During memory tasks, people with psychosis have different patterns of activity in the prefrontal and mediotemporal brain areas compared to those without the disorder. When exposed to cannabidiol (CBD), the activity of the brain areas became more like those seen in the controls for people with psychosis. Patients reported a decrease in symptoms of psychosis following one dose of CBD. Researchers stress that no definitive conclusions could be made about the effectiveness of CBD use over a sustained period.... Read More...