- People with schizophrenia have always been plagued by low motivation. Scientists say they've discovered a straightforward cause: They overestimate the amount of effort tasks require.
- A new study has found a link between vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia, but that doesn't necessarily mean it causes the mental health disorder.
- A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.
- Schizophrenics hear voices because of a genetic predisposition that affects their brain circuitry.
- Researchers have proved that individuals with all psychotic disorders exhibit condition-specific differences in the hippocampus area of the brain.
- Schizophrenia, which typically begins in early adulthood, is a chronic brain disorder with symptoms that may include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and a lack of motivation.
- A molecular explanation for schizophrenia may lead to better treatments and more consistent diagnoses.
- Thamsanqa Jantjie, a sign language interpreter, says he was having a schizophrenic episode when he failed to correctly interpret speeches at Nelson Mandela's memorial.
- Finnish study discovers a biological link between schizophrenia, fragile X syndrome, autism, and cognitive impairment.
- A new study shows that reclassifying marijuana from a lower-risk group to a higher-risk group coincides with an increase in marijuana psychosis.
- Reactions to publicized spying-projects may differ starkly, but might be beneficial for some patients as they find out that they're not the only ones being watched.
- Long-Term Memory Formation Altered In Schizophrenic And Bipolar Patients, Linked To Specific ProteinA specific protein abnormality has been identified in the brains of those with psychiatric disorders.
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.