Childhood schizophrenia Symptoms and causes

Symptoms and causes Symptoms Schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking, behavior or emotions. Signs and symptoms may vary, but usually involve delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and reflect an impaired ability to function. The effect can be disabling. Schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. It’s uncommon for children to…

Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

Proper foot care is an important part of living with diabetes. That’s because foot problems are extremely common when you have diabetes. If you don’t watch your blood sugar levels, foot problems can lead to open sores, infections and even amputations. [See: Got Diabetes? Why You Must Protect Your Feet.] The most common foot problem if you have…

What Are the Treatments for Down Syndrome?

If your child is born with Down syndrome, you want to be able to make informed choices about treatments that can help your little one thrive. Because Down syndrome affects everyone who has it in different ways, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. But doctors do know that the earlier children get care, the more likely…

6 Tips for Cutting Off Contact with Narcissistic Family Members

Our family has the ability to frustrate us like no one else can. But what can you do when the family you were born into is not only frustrating, but cruel, condescending and downright abusive? We all have our limits and if you were raised in a household where abuse or mental illness was part…

9 Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia To Discuss With Your Doctor

It’s only been in recent years that doctors have started to take fibromyalgia seriously. Many used to write it off as depression or worse, something that was just in the patient’s head. While now there are medications and therapies for fibromyalgia patients, very little research has been done to discover why people develop the disease. With information from…

Missed diagnosis and no treatment: BPD’s risk to adolescents

The contrast is striking. Katherine Duff gives off the attractive aura of an 18-year-old woman in good health and good humour. But when she begins to speak of what she has been dealing with since she was a child, a different image emerges. “Every single day seems like it’s going to be the end,” she…

Common Gene Mutations May Link ALS and Schizophrenia, Study Reports

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and schizophrenia may be caused by similar gene mutations that affect the way neurons work, according to new research. Researchers found that 14.3 percent of the genetic variations linked to ALS were also present in people with schizophrenia, suggesting the diseases may be related. The study, “Genetic Correlation Between Amyotrophic Lateral…

Are the New Generation of Diet Drugs Safe?

rst started losing weight,” Maressa Pyle says, “people would ask, ‘What are you doing?’ In some ways I almost felt like I was cheating—’I’m taking this pill that’s helping me do this thing that I couldn’t do on my own.’ ” Pyle, now 33, had yo-yoed for years on diet and exercise programs. At 5’4″ and…

Antioxidants may be a key in the natural treatment of lupus

Researchers have uncovered a potential key for the natural treatment of lupus may be antioxidants. In patients suffering from lupus their own immune system attacks their own tissues and organs. There are many possible complications to this illness which can be debilitating. Although some medications can help control lupus and associated organ damage it has…