- Researchers just published a study that sheds light on a key schizophrenia symptom.
- Six myths and misconceptions about schizophrenia that cloud the medical realities of the chronic brain disorder.
- Late adolescence is such a critical time period for mental health, a recent study finds.
- Schizophrenia impairs a patient’s ability to process sensory stimuli from the outside world.
- Researchers suggest there is a direct and strong link between schizophrenic men and high levels of Candida albicans antibody activity.
- The ability to self-tickle may be linked to Schizophrenic-like symptoms.
- Women genetically predisposed to schizophrenia are more likely to have their first child at either an early age or a later age.
- Caregivers struggle with support services, while finding themselves both stigmatized and excluded from their loved one’s treatment plan.
- Memory deficits are one of the hardest schizophrenia symptoms to treat, but researchers may have found a way.
- A prominent Dutch researcher makes the case for reconsidering schizophrenia as part of a "psychosis susceptibility syndrome," rather than as a distinct genetic brain disease.
- Schizophrenia has been shrouded in mystery since its discovery, but researchers have causally linked the disease to a specific gene for the first time in a new study.
- Schizophrenia's most difficult-to-treat symptoms may be caused by a loss of specific brain cells located in a tiny part of the hippocampus.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. It most commonly manifests itself as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the patient's reported experiences.