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UCSF-Stanford Community Education Day for Psychosis

August 16, 2022
The UCSF Path Program for Early Pscyhosis and the Stanford INSPIRE Clinic are excited to welcome you to our annual community education day for psychosis, where we host a series of talks and presentations covering a range of topics about mental health and psychosis.

'Urbanicity' linked to more psychotic-like events and distress in children

By Maija Kappler on May 02, 2022
Researchers found that that the more "urban" a child's environment, the more likely they are to experience delusions and hallucinations.  Read more on the Star Phoenix.

Brain Wave May Help Predict Psychosis

By Marilynn Larkin on August 14, 2019
"Clinical outcomes vary among young people exhibiting attenuated psychotic symptoms as part of the PRS," said Dr. Daniel Mathalon of the University of California, San Francisco and Dr. Holly Hamilton, who was his post-doc at the time of the study and is now on the UCSF faculty.

Research Indicates Cognitive Impairments are Early Symptoms of Psychotic Disorders

By Larry J. Seidman, Ph.D. on January 30, 2017
An authoritative new study finds that cognitive problems experienced by people with schizophrenia, such as problems with attention and memory, are present in the early stage of the disorder, before the onset of psychosis. The findings suggest that assessing cognitive function could help clinicians...

Mathalon joins BBRF Scientific Council

September 21, 2016
Daniel H. Mathalon, PhD, MD, professor of psychiatry and biomedical sciences at UC San Francisco and co-director of the Brain Imaging and EEG Laboratory, has joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF)'s Scientific Council.

Transient Schizophrenia: Cannabis Increases The Noise In Your Brain

By News Staff on December 05, 2015
Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy subjects similar to those observed in schizophrenia. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. Read more on...

Development of psychosis: Gray matter loss and the inflamed brain

January 13, 2015
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis typically occurs during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood, a period of time...

Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

By Amy Standen on November 03, 2014
If you want to really understand schizophrenia, look instead to how the disease begins, says Dr. Daniel Mathalon, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco.

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

By AMY STANDEN on October 20, 2014
Hear Meghan's story with early pscyhosis. Read more, or listen to the podcast, on NPR.

What Is Schizophrenia? Scientists Call for New Thinking

By Amy Standen on August 04, 2014
Schizophrenia is twice as common as Alzheimer’s disease, but almost nothing is known about how it works in the body. As with most other mental illnesses, there’s no blood test for schizophrenia, no scan that can diagnose it. Instead, schizophrenia is defined by symptoms patients describe about...

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