Schizophrenia

This Is What It's Like To Hear Voices When You Have Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite growing public awareness of mental health issues, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness. According to a new survey from Rethink...

We Could Soon Use DNA To Predict Schizophrenia, Autism

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists at Osaka University have discovered a potential marker within our DNA that could be used to predict complex diseases such as schizophrenia ...

Women Are Using A LOT More Of Their Brains Than Men

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Tech

They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but now scientists have confirmed that the genders do indeed have fundamental differences in the ...

This Is What People Want You To Understand About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re talking about mental health more than ever before, but sadly, many misconceptions around mental illness still exist. To further improve unders...

Verdict On 'Why Did I Go Mad?' Nice Try, Could Do Better

Rachel Egan | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Egan

With Mental Health Awareness Week fast approaching, we have seen an explosion of mental health programmes on primetime TV. On Tuesday 2 May, BBC2 aired a 'Horizon' episode titled 'Why Did I Go Mad?' which looked at different experiences, different causes and different treatments for psychosis.

Artist With Schizophrenia Illustrates What It's Like To Experience Hallucinations

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An artist with schizophrenia has created a series of images illustrating her hallucinations in the hope of destroying misconceptions around mental hea...

Yes, Jet Lag Really Is Making You Ill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you suffer from insomnia, or just aren’t getting as many hours in bed as you should be each night, you are well aware of the immediate effects on...

High Doses Of Vitamin B 'Help Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who have schizophrenia could benefit from high doses of vitamin B, according to new research. A review of worldwide studies discovered that tak...

A Safe And Secure Home Is A Basic Right, And A Necessity If You Have Schizophrenia

Brian Dow | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Brian Dow

A few weeks ago I spent the day with two men who had very differing but equally complex and difficult experiences of schizophrenia. One was 32-year-...

A Place to Call Home

Philippa Lowe | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Philippa Lowe

One in five people severely affected by mental illness live in supported housing, and I hate to think what the alternative would be for many of these people without this provision. Unfortunately, government proposals to change how these services are funded have put the future of supported housing, and the recovery of people living with a mental illness, at risk.

My Brother Donald: Please Spread His Story Far And Wide, And Join The Fight For Better Mental Health

Alastair Campbell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Campbell

My big brother died on Tuesday. It was a massive, horrible shock, even though we have always known that people with his condition live on average twenty years less than the rest of us. My Dad lived to 82, my Mum to 88. Donald was 62. His condition was schizophrenia. His illness, not mine, is the real reason I campaign for better understanding and treatment of mental illness, not least because people who have schizophrenia do have such shortened life expectancy.

Why Exercise Could Prove Vital In Treating Schizophrenia Patients

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms in people with schizophrenia when combined with medication. The study from University of Manc...

This Is What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in every 100 people will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime, yet it continues to be one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood m...

The Musician Capturing the Sounds of Schizophrenia

Heenali Patel | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Heenali Patel

Rob attributes the happiness in his life to his relationship with Gill, his wife of 24 years. They met when Rob was in a psychiatric hospital in Northampton. A whole food cooperative - Daily Bread - employed patients from the hospital, and staff to support them as a way of aiding their recovery. Gill was a member, and Rob was one of the patients she supported.

Pregnant Smokers Warned About Schizophrenia Risk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to smoke during pregnancy could be increasing their child's risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, a study suggests. Researc...

When We Talk About Schizophrenia, It's the Media Who Need a Reality Check

Cal Strode | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Living with schizophrenia can often be very frightening and can be enough of a barrier in itself to sustaining relationships without the added stigma and discrimination. None of us are immune to mental ill health and we have a human duty to show solidarity, open-mindedness and compassion for those who are living with mental health problems.

Yvonne's Story: 'Mental Health Issues Could Lead to a Future More Enhanced Than Your Past'

Heenali Patel | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Heenali Patel

Through her own struggles, Yvonne has one clear message about success for those going through mental health issues: "You can have a life, second to none. It can be as simple a thing as having a physical condition that you manage on a daily basis. You might have mental health issues, but it's not the final death knell that it once was. It's just a door into another type of future, and it could be a future more enhanced than your past."

Could Thrush Be An Early Sign Of Schizophrenia?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Yeast infections have been linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a new study, leading researchers to suggest that infections like thrush cou...

$16.1 Trillion and Counting - The Price Tag Facing the World for Inaction in Mental Health Treatments Demands Attention

Larissa Schneider | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

By: Inka Weissbecker, Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor, International Medical Corps Around 350 million people around the world suffer fr...

Immune Cells In Brain Could Offer Clue To Preventing Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered a way to diagnose early onset of schizophrenia, which would enable them to offer treatment to patients before symptoms beco...

This Is What Having Schizophrenia Is Really Like

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Schizophrenia affects one in 100 people in their lifetime, but lack of understanding around the illness and "shocking" waiting times on basic therapie...

Warning: Psychiatric Labels Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Louise Gillett | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

I have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, which I have long since rejected because it did not reflect the reality of my life - it made no sense to continue to believe in it. However, I am still affected by that label.

People On Reddit Gave A Man The Best Advice On Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a man asked people on Reddit: "[Am I experiencing] extreme harassment or am I going nuts?" they responded in the best possible way. Reddit us...

My Mental Audience

Ruby Wax | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I love performing my show, mostly because of the second half where I have the privilege of sitting on stage and letting the audience take over to ask, answer or discuss whatever. For those 20-30 minutes it feels like I'm with my people that we're the same under our fronts with all our vulnerabilities we need to hide.

Stop Using Mental Illnesses as Adjectives

Claire Greaves | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

Many of us have done it, "Kate can be a bit bipolar can't she?!" meaning that one day she can be in a good mood, the next she can be in a bad mood or ...