The Effects of Deployment

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When it comes to deployment, service members may experience both stress and excitement at the same time. This is also true for family members left behind. Parents, a significant other, and children can feel overwhelmed with a variety of emotions during the duration of deployment for their loved one and excitement upon returning home.Read More

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Your Contributions are Vital to Saving Lives

Dear Friend, It’s time to invest wisely. Invest in lives affected by schizophrenia-related neurological brain illnesses so successes like the Lewis Family are possible. “We feel so sincerely blessed to have the opportunity to know such an organization as SARDAA. Over the past year of our experiences with SARDAA, we have learned so much aboutRead More

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Message from Executive Director

Dear Friends, Thank you all for your contributions to support the mission of SARDAA – improving lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses. With your support we have accomplished much but there is so much more to do.  Our Schizophrenia App has been a great success and Harvard researchers are collaborating with SARDAA to make aRead More

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Ditch the Pen and Paper

Did you know that journaling is proven to have a positive impact on wellbeing? Journaling is a powerful way to practice self-care by giving yourself a tool to learn, understand, and reflect on yourself and your situation. Use your SARDAA Health Storylines journal tool to capture your thoughts and emotions and improve your quality ofRead More

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Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 2646)

In a historic moment for people with severe mental illness and their families, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 2646) passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee markup this morning with all provisions intact to help people with a severe psychiatric disease; now the bill advances to the House floor. TODAY’sRead More

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Drug that suppresses immune system may help people with schizophrenia

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University recently conducted a small research study on the efficacy of tocilizumab, an immune-suppressing drug, as a potential treatment for schizophrenia. They found that — although the drug did not address the psychotic symptoms of the disorder — patients experienced a significant reduction in cognitive symptoms,Read More

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Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – 7 myths about schizophrenia

Few mental disorders are as misunderstood as schizophrenia. When we turn on the television, we’re saturated with images of unpredictable “psychotic” villains. The word “schizo” is an insult that might be heard in a high school hallway. People with schizophrenia are often discriminated against, in part because most of the public doesn’t understand what schizophreniaRead More

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Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia – Researchers identify schizophrenia’s strongest genetic link

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric illness that affects roughly 1 in every 100 adults. To put this into perspective, you are more likely to develop schizophrenia than to win the lottery, even if you buy over 130,000 tickets. Luckily — or unluckily, depending on your family history — schizophrenia is as much as 90 percent heritable.Read More

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International efforts to increase global mental health

When we think of the top issues on the global scale, the list usually reads as follows: world peace, an end to hunger and increased prosperity in the far reaches of the earth. But what about mental health across our planet? The latter is an issue worth international attention, according to the World Health OrganizationRead More

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Vitamin D in Schizophrenia: A Clinical Review

Vitamin D (vitD) is known for its essential role in calcium homeostasis and bone health. VitD is made endogenously in the skin from UVB radiation from sunlight. VitD is now considered as a potent neurosteroid hormone, critical to brain development and normal brain function, and is known for its anti-inflammatory property affecting various aspects ofRead More

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