Items Tagged ‘schizophrenia’

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

March 14, 2019

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on the physical response. New research suggests […]

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Tags: Anxiety, back pain, caregiver, depression, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, placebo effect, schizophrenia


Ask the Doctors - Is marijuana addictive?

May 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is marijuana addictive?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Marijuana seems to be increasingly accepted in our country.  But I worry about my kids using it?  Is it addictive? You’re right to be worried – and not only because marijuana can indeed be addictive. Marijuana has gained greater acceptance in this country, not in small part because its medical use can stimulate appetite, control […]

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Tags: addiction, Dr. Robert Ashley, drug abuse, marijuana, schizophrenia, teenagers


Taking the stigma out of mental health

October 4, 2016

Taking the stigma out of mental health

By uclahealth uclahealth

An estimated 43 million Americans – or 18 percent of the population – live with a mental illness, and many of them are facing it in secret. Some are even too ashamed to seek out the treatment that could help them. “Stigma [around mental illness] is shrinking, but we have a long way to go,” […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, discrimination, Dr. Thomas B. Strouse, mental health, mental illness awareness week, psychiatric illnesses, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, schizophrenia, stigma


For schizophrenia patients, exercise can be a powerful therapy

April 11, 2016

For schizophrenia patients, exercise can be a powerful therapy

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

Van Nuys maintenance worker Marco Tapia had a schizophrenic breakdown at age 24. His family thought he had been taking drugs because he was acting so … strange. When he tried to use a window instead of the door to get into their Van Nuys apartment, they realized something was terribly wrong. His parents then […]

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Tags: antipsychotic medications, exercise, mental health, mental illness, schizophrenia, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA’s Aftercare Research Program