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Early Intervention And Testing For Psychosis

For those with psychosis, early intervention can be extremely beneficial, but as of yet there is no definitive test to diagnose psychosis, or a risk for psychosis, before an episode occurs. However, just this past year, medical science is growing closer to this type of test according to a study published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. According to the study, medical scientists at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been experimenting with a blood test shown to diagnose those experiencing symptoms associated with a high risk of psychosis with later psychosis onset with some reassuring accuracy.

The Healthy Alternatives To Punishing Bad Behavior

If your child is misbehaving, it can be a first instinct, or even a frustration relief, to simply punish them for what they’ve done and be done with it. However, we at NAMI believe that there are more constructive ways to correct what may be deemed bad behavior, and we feel that resorting to the punishment method may be causing more harm than good. An oft heard thought is that rewarding good behavior, and punishing bad behavior, is the easiest way to teach children just how to behave properly in a variety of situations, but studies are coming out proving that this may not be the case.

Managing And Living With Schizophrenia

At NAMI, we know how difficult it can seem to live through schizophrenia, but we know that it is possible to lead a healthy and fulfilling life while managing the condition. Often in cases of schizophrenia, the person experiencing the disease can feel that there is no one that really understands what they are going through, and even help from family can seem futile without this understanding. For those who have loved ones with schizophrenia, it’s always important to do your best to understand the condition and show your friends or family that you wish to learn more about their condition and just what they may be going through on any given day.

The Unseen Struggles Of Service Men And Women

America’s service men and women, whether they are long retired or freshly coming home from tours overseas, will often get many a “thank you” from the citizens they protect once they return home. You can often see their pride, their honor, and their happiness upon returning to American soil, but what often can’t be seen is the mental health struggles that going through war may leave them with, and these scars are those that take quite a bit to heal. When a soldier has been injured while on a tour of duty, his or her physical scars may be long gone, but the deep rooted psychological impact that their experience has caused them is something that takes quite a bit more when it comes to the healing process.

Taking Control Of Psychosis And Schizophrenia

Untreated psychosis and schizophrenia can lead those dealing with the illnesses down a harrowing path, and one that will often lead to unemployment, correctional systems, failure in school, or even suicide. Psychosis can be something that is onset later in life, with some sufferers first experiencing symptoms at a young age, and others first experiencing symptoms as an adult, but no matter the time of the onset, support and assistance should be sought right away in order to secure the best outcome. With psychosis or schizophrenia, identifying the symptoms at an early point is key to the much needed early intervention, and these intervention programs can cover a whole lot of different bases.