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Schizophrenia is a disorder of the mind that affects how you think, feel and behave. Schizophrenia causes a range of various psychological symptoms including hallucinations, delusions, muddled thoughts and changes in behavior. Antipsychotic medications an

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Schizophrenia risk increased with alcohol, drug abuse

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The links between schizophrenia and drug abuse are a hotly debated topic. A new Danish study casts their net wide and gleams new insight.

Study shows low vitamin D levels are associated with increased negative and depressive symptoms in psychotic disorders

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that low vitamin D status is associated with increased negative...

Schizophrenia secrets found hidden in the folds of DNA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia-related genes have already been identified, but their roles were unclear. New techniques provide a fresh understanding. Folding is the key.

Rare damaging mutations increase risk for schizophrenia and decrease educational attainment in healthy individuals

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Very rare genetic mutations that disrupt the function of genes are common in patients with schizophrenia and are also associated with fewer months of formal education in healthy individuals, report...

Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.

Medication against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer - and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic...

Sleep apnoea blamed for schizophrenia complications

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Undiagnosed sleep apnoea is being blamed for high rates of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among people with schizophrenia.

Psychosis associated with low levels of physical activity

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two...

Too much activity in one of the brain's key memory regions is bad for your memory and attention

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters.

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.

Schizophrenia symptoms eased with aerobic exercise

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Around 12 weeks of aerobic exercise was found to significantly improve the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia in a new study.

In search of neurobiological factors for schizophrenia

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying...

Longer duration of untreated childhood schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis predicts poorer outcomes

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A review of 35 studies of early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis (EOS) identified the most common psychotic symptoms and the disorders that most often co-occur in children and adolescents...

Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise...

Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes in people with serious mental illness

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were...

Clozapine shows better efficacy in children with schizophrenia than in adults

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Childhood-onset schizophrenia is a rare, severe, and difficult to treat form of the disease, but a new study suggests that children show a stronger response to clozapine than to other antipsychotic...

Analysis of genetic repeats suggests role for DNA instability in schizophrenia

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Variations in the number of DNA sequence repeats are known to exist between individuals.

Stress hormone link with psychosis

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

JCU Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai said it was the first meta-analysis study to compare the level of cortisol in a waking patient's body with the stage of schizophrenia they are suffering.

European Commission approves TREVICTA (paliperidone palmitate 3-monthly injection), for schizophrenia

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Janssen has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved the use of TREVICTA® (paliperidone palmitate, a 3-'monthly injection) for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia.

Smoking while pregnant linked to schizophrenia in offspring

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Smoking during pregnancy may affect the mental health of offspring, increasing their risk of schizophrenia by 38 percent, new research suggests.

Antipsychotic drugs are linked with an increased risk of heart attacks

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A review of nine observational studies found evidence supporting an increased risk of heart attacks in patients taking antipsychotic drugs.

Epigenetic study of lactose intolerance may shed light on the origin of mental illness

Tue, 10 May 2016 01:00:00 PDT

A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious illnesses.

Schizophrenia, bipolar tied to yeast infection

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Research finds a history of Candida yeast infection is more common in men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and in women with these illnesses who have memory problems.

Chemical in marijuana shows promise in treating schizophrenia

Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 PDT

According to new research at Western University, marijuana is the ultimate contradiction; at least when it comes to schizophrenia.

Neuroscientists discover previously unknown function of cannabinoid receptor

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The cannabinoid type 2 receptor - also called "CB2 receptor" - is a special membrane protein. Its function is to receive chemical signals that control cellular activity.