Michael Lovett

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Schizophrenia: 'I felt like I'd been given a life sentence'

A diagnosis of schizophrenia has turned film-maker Jonny Benjamin into a poster boy for young people's mental health<p>When Jonny Benjamin describes his experience of growing up with a serious mental illness during his teens and early 20s, it can make for harrowing listening. He talks of the …

Schizophrenia Symptoms Linked With Faulty 'Switch' In Brain, Study Finds

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The delusions and other psychotic symptoms experienced by people with schizophrenia may be caused by a faulty brain "switch" that blurs their ability to distinguish inner thoughts from objective reality, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>In a study published in …

How you can make life easier for people with schizophrenia

In Schizophrenia Awareness Week, set aside preconceptions of madness and health based on sensationalist reporting<p>It's Rethink Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Not that many of us will be unaware of schizophrenia. Terrifying reports about "schizophrenic murderers" and their "schizophrenic knife …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

Sleeping Pill Use More Common Among Older Adults And Women, But Experts Point Out Risks

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/29/2013 07:53 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>About 4 percent of Americans use prescription sleep aids, with the drug being more commonly used among women and older adults, a new report from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) shows. However, …

3 Bad Habits Fit People Don't Have

<i>By Jennifer Cohen</i><p>Fit people aren't born, they’re made. They’re the hard bodies that get up early, hit the gym, work full time, and still have the energy to volunteer at the animal shelter and make Pinterest-worthy fruit cups for the PTA meeting. You see, millions of small, healthy choices can …

Can Poor Dental Health Cause Dementia?

<i>By Tim Locke<br>WebMD Health News</i><p><i>Reviewed by Sheena Meredith, MD</i><p>July 31, 2013 -- Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease …

Lyme disease infects 300,000 a year, CDC says

Lyme disease is a “tremendous” public health problem, infecting 10 times more Americans than reports have suggested, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.<p>New estimates suggest that 300,000 people are infected with the tickborne illness every year.<p>“This new preliminary estimate …

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