- Gut bacteria may play a larger role than expected outside the stomach, affecting mental health too.
- One young photographer hopes his latest visual project brings attention to Chinese families suffering from mental illness.
- Roughly 10 percent of all people are left-handed, yet they are disproportionately represented among those with autism, epilepsy, and late-onset Alzheimer's.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Danish drugmaker H. Lundbeck A/S and Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Rexulti, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia.
- An international team has provided the strongest evidence to date explaining the root cause of schizophrenia.
- Scientists merge three seemingly unrelated theories, including dopamine imbalance, overactive neurons, and faulty brain cell connections, to explain the cause of schizophrenia.
- Researchers call for a new, neutral term in order to reduce stigma and benefit the mental health conversation.
- A new study finds that the difference in lengths between men's fingers can say clue us in to his risk of developing schizophrenia.
- A recent study aimed to find out what it was like to experience an auditory hallucination, and what they found may challenge the current definition of the phenomenon.
- Neuroscientists identified a similar pattern — a loss of gray matter in three brain structures — across a spectrum of mental disorders commonly believed to be distinct.
- In schizophrenics, elevated risks of heart disease and metabolic syndrome are due to a combination of the mental illness itself, unhealthy behaviors, and the antipsychotic drugs patients take to...
- Using a model derived from stem cells, researchers showed how the brain cells of patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters.
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.