Toxic Metals: Lead Exposure Can Incite Schizophrenia
While lead doesn't cause physical abnormalities, the toxic metal can act at the cellular level to increase risk of developing schizophrenia.
Passenger Who Tried To Open Exit Door Midair Bipolar, Possibly Schizophrenic
A man, who claimed to have heard voices, was restrained on an Alaska Airlines flight for attempting to open the emergency exit door.
Is Lower IQ A Potential Sign Of Schizophrenia? Geneticists Say Yes
Researchers claim they have found definitive evidence linking low IQ scores to a risk of developing schizophrenia.
New Model For Personality Disorders Could Help Doctors More Effectively Diagnose Patients
A new "alternative model," gaining strong support from researchers, will be published in the latest manual for personality disorder diagnosing and could essentially improve the way patients are diagnosed.
Botox A Useful Tool for Brain Study, NIH Researchers Say
NIH researchers used Botox and other similar toxins to examine how brain cells communicate, and discover a new function for a group of proteins called SNARES.
Patient Dumping Case Receives Federal Scrutiny; Governor Admits To Patient Mistreatment
The response to charges of patient dumping at a state-run Las Vegas psychiatric hospital continues to unfold.
Your Nose Knows If You Have Schizophrenia
Researchers at Tel Aviv University now have a way to diagnose schizophrenia in live patients and not only after death.
Nevada Targeted By Federal Probe Into Allegations Of 'Patient Dumping'
The federal government is investigating Nevada's state mental health system after a patient with schizophrenia and depression was bused to California with no plan of care, no contacts.
Stem Cell Transplants Heal the Brain
The translation of human embryonic stem cells into nerve cells helped mice regain cognitive abilities.
Stress May Help The Brain, In Short Bursts
New brain cells proliferate following short bursts of acute stress in laboratory rats, researchers find.
Mental Patients Bused By Nevada To States Across Country
As a cost-saving measure, the state of Nevada has bused more than 1,500 mental patients to other states since mid-2008.
Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Share Key Genetics
A large-scale genetic analysis has shown that major mental disorders share common key mutations, holding hope for understanding the diseases and possible treatments.