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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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Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis.



ADHD and Schizophrenia: Similarities and Differences

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

ADHD and schizophrenia are two different disorders, but there is an overlap in symptoms. Learn about their causes, symptoms, and treatments.



Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications.



MicroRNA may give clue to schizophrenia's 'voices'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Research using a mouse model of schizophrenia unearths clues about the origin of auditory hallucinations and the potential for innovative, new treatments.



Schizophrenia: Researchers pinpoint rare genetic risk variants

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An international team of 260 researchers has identified several rare genetic variations that can raise the risk of schizophrenia by up to 60-fold.



Largest study of its kind finds rare genetic variations linked to schizophrenia

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role in the disease.



Schizophrenic stem cells do not differentiate properly into neurons

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have used human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to identify a characteristic of abnormal brain development in schizophrenia.



Common sets of genes disrupted in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Studying brain tissue from deceased donors, Johns Hopkins scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.



Schizophrenia risk increased with alcohol, drug abuse

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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