- The Brain Activity Map (BAM) project, a massive initiative backed by the Obama administration, likely to cost billions of dollars, may lead to major advancements in artificial intelligence and the treatment of mental disorders like Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and autism.
- New research explains the higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas.
- Researchers have long suspected that people who are exposed to marijuana during their adolescence are at increased risk for psychotic illnesses, particularly schizophrenia.
- Patients with schizophrenia in Britain are too often locked up in "mad house" institutions that are more likely to make them worse than better.
- Research on cannabis use in patients with schizophrenia have found that it may help alleviate the symptoms.
- Though scientists are still unsure about the causes of autism spectrum disorder, a multinational team of researchers believe that they have linked the condition with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
- Creativity is frequently paired with mental illness, according to a new study that confirms the stereotype that people in creative professions are significantly more susceptible to psychiatric disorders than the general population.
- Movies often show people who have schizophrenia as unpredictable and dangerous. New research shows that these movies often misinform people about the condition.
- Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday its experimental schizophrenia drug known as mGlu2/3 did not work in a late stage clinical trial.
- Families with a history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are also more likely to have a child with autism.
- Toxicology results on Rudy Eugene released yesterday revealed that the only substance in the man's system was marijuana, casting a mystery over the young man's motivations for the cannibalistic attack of another man.
- Genius and insanity may actually go together, according to scientists who found that mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are often found in highly creative and intelligent people.
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.