In a study of 40 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), about one-third showed evidence of cognitive impairment.
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Researchers have linked mutations in a gene regulating how potassium enters cells to a neurodegenerative disease and to another disorder causing mental retardation and coordination problems.
On average, twins of people who have been diagnosed with dementia score lower on cognitive tests than do the twins of people without dementia.
If we know who is at highest risk for developing schizophrenia, then maybe we can do something down the road to actually prevent Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, and research shows that the longer patients and their families wait to seek treatment the more debilitating the disease can become.
Early intervention can improve outcome of schizophrenia.
Medication commonly used to treat ADHD may be effective for treatment of hyperactivity symptoms in children with autism.
Too little evidence exists to recommend or rule out estrogen as a treatment for schizophrenia in women.
No credible evidence of an involvement of MMR with either autism or Crohn's disease was found.
Many parents of individuals with ADHD also suffer symptoms. Adults often fail to recognize their own symptoms until after their child is diagnosed.
Emergency Departments May Often Under Diagnose Mental Disorders In Youth Following Self Harm Incident
Young people visiting an emergency department following an episode of deliberate self harm are diagnosed with a mental disorder about half the time.
There are few head to head clinical comparisons of many ADHD medications, despite the relatively large variety of drugs prescribed for ADHD
Detailed information comparing the effectiveness and side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia.
Memory study shows brain function in schizophrenia can improve with support, holds promise for cognitive rehabilitation.
Over the course of the previous 12 months, more than one fourth of adults reported having symptoms that would qualify them for a diagnosis of a mental disorder.
Schizophrenia is a common form of severe mental illness characterized by thought disorder.
Although pervasive development disorders such as autism are more common than previously believed they are not increasing.
Scientists have always wondered why some people who are exposed to traumatic experiences go on to develop anxiety disorders like post traumatic stress disorder and others do not.
Fluvoxamine (trade name Luvox) is more than twice as effective as a placebo in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
A study sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) finds children with autism respond favorably to the antipsychotic medication risperidone.
Adults show that antisocial syndromes are more common among people with substance abuse disorders than those without disorders.
Among people with severe mental illness a combination of three risk factors can increase the likelihood of violent behavior more than tenfold.