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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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'Hearing voices' and the role of expectation

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing voices is scary for some and a glimpse into the afterlife for others. A recent study looks at the role of expectation in auditory hallucinations.

Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia patients often experience an altered sense of self, e.g. as if someone else is controlling their actions.

Brain stimulation may improve cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Brain stimulation could be used to treat cognitive deficits frequently associated with schizophrenia, according to a new study from King's College London.

Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A reduction in DISC1 plays a role in schizophrenia, and a new study investigates how this protein is degraded while attempting to apply its brakes.

Researchers identify specific neurons that distinguish between reality and imagination

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New Western University research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination.

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the potential of the cannabis compound cannabidiol for treating cognitive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.

Discovery of new pathway in brain has implications for schizophrenia treatment

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects two major receptors in the brain associated with learning and memory - the...

Antipsychotics: Do they do more harm than good?

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the benefits and side effects of antipsychotic medication for people with schizophrenia and related mental health conditions.

Cannabis and schizophrenia: New evidence unveiled

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Whether smoking cannabis increases the risk of developing schizophrenia has been hotly debated. A new study using genetically modified mice weighs in.

What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all.

FDA approves first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ingrezza (valbenazine) capsules to treat adults with tardive dyskinesia. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this condition.

New medication significantly decreases involuntary movement

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Antipsychotic treatment can cause involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking.

Higher death rate among youth with first episode psychosis

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that young people experiencing first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought.

Schizophrenia signs in mice linked to uncoordinated firing of brain cells, says study

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Columbia University have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia.

Balance test improves insight into illness in schizophrenia

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A common symptom of schizophrenia - not knowing that you're ill - can be temporarily alleviated using a balance test that stimulates part of the brain with cold water, an exploratory study at the...

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

"A beautiful, lobular structure," is how Krystal Parker describes the cerebellum - a brain region located at the base of the skull just above the spinal column.

Scientists discover shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the...

Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia.

First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia.

Study finds new mechanism to control information flow in the brain

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain (or cerebral cortex) - play a key role in controlling how information flows in...

Changes in RNA splicing: A new mechanism for genetic risk in schizophrenia

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggests

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered an abnormal genomic pathway that impairs early brain development to increase susceptibility to schizophrenia.

Pitt bioinformatics study provides clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may...