People with Down syndrome, a genetic condition caused by additional copy chromosome 21, show physical signs of early aging, such as graying hair, wrinkles and menopause at an unusually young age. They are also much more likely to develop early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This has led scientists to suggest that Down syndrome leads to an […]
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Recognising psychotic experiences within common mental disorders could offer better care pathways for patients.
Psychosis is a relatively common mental health condition, affecting 2-3% of the population at some point in the lifespan, in which perception and thoughts become altered. However, non-clinical psychotic experiences (PEs) have been reported at even greater rates in the general population. Although PEs are often viewed as a precursor to psychotic illness, individuals who […]