- New research suggests a ketogenic diet, which is high on fat but very low on carbohydrates, could treat schizophrenia.
- The paracingulate sulcus, a fold in the front of the brain, was found to be shorter in people with schizophrenia who hallucinate.
- Drafted by Rep. Tim Murphy, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act faces criticism from opponents who say it restricts patients' civil rights.
- A recent four-year-long study suggests lower drug doses in combination with talk therapy may be a more effective way to treat schizophrenia.
- PTSD and Depression are two of the mental health issues victims of human trafficking face.
- Elevated activity of microglia in the brain could be an indicator that a person is at high risk of developing schizophrenia.
- Extended release injection drug Aristada has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
- Changes in your eyes, such as the widening of small blood vessels, may predict the onset of schizophrenia.
- Researchers have linked homophobia to psychological traits indicating possible mental disorders.
- An experimental drug, cariprazine, more effectively treated symptoms, including apathy, in patients with schizophrenia than risperidone: study.
- If you have a genetic predisposition for schizophrenia, you may want to reconsider using marijuana.
- Looking into someone's eyes for 10 minutes can induce hallucinations, from seeing deformed faces to monsters.
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.