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# schizophrenia - Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

# schizophrenia - Monday 7 August, 2017

Column: 'I hate mental health being used in the media as an explanation for crime'

Psychosis is a distressing difficulty in which thoughts and emotions make it hard to determine what is reality and what is not. #StillJustMe is an anti-stigma campaign launched in 2017 by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

# schizophrenia - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Column: 'I live with schizophrenia without taking any medication, but I'm an exception'

People who are on medication for any kind of mental health problem, don’t take meds because they want to, they take them because they have to, writes Nicola Hynds.

# schizophrenia - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

# schizophrenia - Monday 5 December, 2016

Man accused of stabbing mother to death was 'unable to refrain from his actions'

Fionn Braidwood is charged with murdering his mother Jane Braidwood on 20 January 2015.

# schizophrenia - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

# schizophrenia - Monday 31 August, 2015

Schizophrenia is not a split personality - there are four main symptoms

Such phrases mean people with mental illnesses are less likely to seek the help they need, writes Stephen McWilliams.

# schizophrenia - Sunday 12 April, 2015

What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story

I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.

# schizophrenia - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

'The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around'

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

# schizophrenia - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here’s how many people were admitted to psychiatric units in Ireland last year

The Health Research Board released the figures today.

# schizophrenia - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite

Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.

# schizophrenia - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Rise in crime and premature death among those with schizophrenia in past 30 years - study

Researchers have also highlighted a potential link between this rise in adverse outcomes and a fall in levels of inpatient care.

# schizophrenia - Monday 19 May, 2014

Tell-tale signs of psychotic disorders found in IQ and memory tests

The study assessed performance on a number of cognitive functions known to be affected in psychosis.

# schizophrenia - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Autism and schizophrenia may be caused by the same mutations

That’s the finding of a research group at Trinity College.

# schizophrenia - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Community-based schizophrenia treatment in low income countries better than facility care

A study looking at India found those that had community care had reduced psychotic symptoms.

# schizophrenia - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# schizophrenia - Monday 18 February, 2013

Trial begins of man accused of beheading British grandmother in Tenerife

The 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to repeatedly stabbing and then beheading Jennifer Mills-Westley in a shop on the Spanish holiday island.

# schizophrenia - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Jared Lee Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting rampage

Loughner, 23, has pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

# schizophrenia - Friday 25 May, 2012

Man who beheaded Canadian bus passenger believed victim was an alien

A man found responsible for brutally attacking and killing a fellow bus passenger in Canada four years ago has revealed in an interview that he believed he was conducting god’s work.

# schizophrenia - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia

Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that cannabis use makes physical changes to parts of the brain when smoked by adolescents.

# schizophrenia - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Rise in first-time admissions to Irish psychiatric units

The 18–19 year age group represented the highest rate of first-time admissions to mental health facilities during 2009 – 2010.