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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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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...

Is insufficient weight gain during pregnancy associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in children later in life?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Insufficient weight gain during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for nonaffective psychosis - or schizophrenia spectrum disorders - in children later in life in a study that used data...

B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The first meta-analysis of its kind reviews data from 18 clinical trials to conclude that B vitamins have a positive effect on schizophrenia symptoms.

Scientists find chemical pathway responsible for schizophrenia symptoms

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study shows that adjusting the levels of kynurenic acid in the brain may significantly impact the symptoms of schizophrenia.

'Mirror game' test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.

Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds the chemical compound may be key in normalizing brain deficits commonly associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis.

Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an...

Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for psychiatric disorder

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The researchers studied the genetic overlap between the risk of having these psychiatric disorders and measures of social communicative competence - the ability to socially engage with other people...

Marijuana use and schizophrenia: New evidence suggests link

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Recent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.

Sleep disruption has genetic links with obesity, schizophrenia

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Genome analysis of over 112,500 participants in the UK Biobank links self-reported sleep disruption to obesity, restless legs syndrome, and schizophrenia.

Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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