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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: A byproduct of the brain's complex evolution?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New research has found genetic evidence that might suggest that schizophrenia is a side effect of the development of the human brain. This discovery may lead to new drugs for the condition.

Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Taiwan have tested the effect of a common food preservative as an add-on to help improve negative symptoms in drug-resistant patients.

'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response.

Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Learn about which medications cause it.

What is akathisia and why does it occur?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about akathisia, a symptom that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications. This article looks at the causes, signs, and treatment options.

Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease.

Schizophrenia: Nearly 80 percent of risk down to genes

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The largest study of its kind to date suggests that almost 80 percent of the risk of developing schizophrenia is purely down to genetic factors.

Schizophrenia risk gene plays key role in early brain development

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research shows that the schizophrenia risk gene ZNF804A influences brain structure and function during the early development of the fetus' brain.

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts.

Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.

Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The programme controls how and when brain genes are expressed at different times in a person's life to perform a range of functions, the study found.

Why do I feel so flat, and what can I do about it?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more.

Schizophrenia: Could lack of nutrients in pregnancy be a cause?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Using mice, scientists identify a mechanism that links lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in pregnancy to schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring.

Schizophrenia 'voices' quietened by magnetic stimulation

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to treat, but a recent study shows that stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses reduces auditory hallucinations.

Pressured speech in bipolar disorder: Symptoms and causes

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pressured speech in bipolar disorder is where someone's speech is rapid and disorganized. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

What is erotomania?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise.

Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A new in vivo study suggesting that a common amino acid is linked to schizophrenia brings hope that this discovery could lead to novel treatments.

Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia in children is uncommon but serious. It may affect their thinking and behavior, and requires careful management. Learn about this condition.

'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.