Pakistani doctors say man on death row is mentally ill
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A rights group says court-appointed doctors have confirmed that a death row prisoner in Pakistan suffers from chronic schizophrenia and requires regular medical treatment.
Justice Project Pakistan, which campaigns against the death penalty, says the findings were submitted to a court in Lahore with the suggestion that Saleem Ahmed be transferred to a mental health treatment facility.
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — Last year Terry Franks received a phone call from her son that frightened her.
"He couldn't tell me where he was. I told him, 'Take a picture,' and that's when he took a picture of the campus that he was on," Franks told KSDK-TV .
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Bryan Fugate lives with what his wife calls "one of the most terrifying illnesses." He has schizophrenia.
A Marysville native, Fugate was 19 when hallucinations and dark thoughts became so overwhelming he was hospitalized for six days. He learned he has the severe mental disorder that affects how people think, feel and behave.
Danielle Rae Brooks was a good kid with a big heart, but she could not overcome her 10-year battle with schizophrenia, her father said Monday.
Brooks was found dead Saturday in Bryn Mawr Meadows Park when a man walking through a wooded area of the park just west of downtown Minneapolis came upon her body.
Brooks, nicknamed Danny, had been in and out of treatment centers over the past decade. She was deeply loved in every one of them, said her father, Thomas Bottolfsen. But she would not stay.
Dear Doctor: Could you comment on the marijuana study done in early 2016 at the University of Exeter and University College London? I'm worried about the 14-year-olds with whom I work and their dangers of psychosis. I was hoping we might start a dialogue about the risky business of marijuana.
Q: Could you comment on the marijuana study done in early 2016 at the University of Exeter and University College London? I’m worried about the 14-year-olds with whom I work and their dangers of psychosis. I was hoping we might start a dialogue about the risky business of marijuana.
Q: Could you comment on the marijuana study done in early 2016 at the University of Exeter and University College London? I’m worried about the 14-year-olds with whom I work and their dangers of psychosis. I was hoping we might start a dialogue about the risky business of marijuana. A: One of the big concerns about marijuana use, especially among adolescents and young adults, is the connection to psychotic episodes and lifelong schizophrenia. In people with a family history of schizophrenia,...
Schizophrenic ruled insane in killing of Air Force veteran
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Missouri man who randomly killed an Air Force veteran before barging into a different house declaring, "I am here to slaughter the lambs," has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
A new and improved class of antipsychotic drugs might be coming our way in the near future, thanks to research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
According to the NIH, the scientists have made a landmark discovery about the widely-prescribed antipsychotic risperidone that could help in the creation of better treatments for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses.
Sophie Turner studied schizophrenia and other mental illnesses before shooting 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'.
The 21-year-old actress returns to the franchise as psychic Jean Grey in the next outing in the series, and revealed the "amazing superhero story" is also very "personal" and required a lot of research.
She said: "Once I got the script through, I realised that not only were we telling this amazing superhero story, but we were also telling a very personal story as well.
Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian radio station says the man who stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Ekho Moskvy host and deputy editor-in-chief Tatyana Felgenhauer was stabbed in the neck at the station's Moscow office on Oct. 23. The attacker, Boris Grits, has been in custody since then awaiting trial.
Cleveland police search for missing man with paranoid schizophrenia
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are searching for a mentally disabled man reported missing over the weekend, authorities said.
Donald Scott, 36, went missing at 1 p.m. Saturday from an assisted living home on the 11000 block of Madison Avenue, according to a Cleveland police missing person report.
Psychiatrist: Bergdahl mental disorder factored in desertion
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's difficult childhood and his washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Five months into his son's new court-ordered plan for schizophrenia, Vince Lagnese noticed that the 25-year-old was returning to his old self. Instead of pacing the backyard, talking to himself and smoking cigarettes for hours, he began revisiting old hobbies such as jazz guitar and discussing current events.
The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects
NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks.
Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal advisory panel in a report released Thursday.
The experts also called for a national effort to learn more about marijuana and its chemical cousins, including similarly acting compounds called cannabinoids.
A specific protein implicated in the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease also appears to play a role in schizophrenia, meaning that a drug that targets that protein could treat a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, according to a new study led by researchers from Yale University.
Lawsuit: pepper spraying inmate with schizophrenia cruel
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — In 2008, Charlotte County Jail guards doused Stephen McNeeley, who has schizophrenia, with three cans of pepper spray, strapped him into a restraint chair and left him burning for more than three hours.
Whether they violated the Eight Amendment, which protects against cruel and unusual punishment, is at the heart at a trial starting Thursday in federal court in Fort Myers, reports The Naples Daily News (http://bit.ly/2c0hpUd).
Riviera Beach Police need help finding Darren Young, 48, a schizophrenic man who went missing on Saturday night.
Young was last seen leaving his home around 9 p.m. wearing a black T-shirt and black gym shorts. He is described to be about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with short brown hair and brown eyes. - Police said Young is endangered because it has been more than 24 hours since he has taken his...