Schizophrenia

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.
  • Scientists afflict computers with schizophrenia to better understand the human brain
    Computer networks that can’t forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Yale University have found.
  • L-lysine may help schizophrenia sufferers cope
    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that currently affects about one in every 200 people. Most patients find some relief from their symptoms by treatment with antipsychotics, however they may still suffer from cognitive and negative symptoms.
  • An international team of scientists lead by researchers from Duke University and Johns Hopkins University have discovered a key "switch" in the brain that allows neurons to stop dividing so that these cells can migrate toward their final destinations in the brain.
  • Scientists are eyeing a rare genetic glitch for clues to improved treatments for some people with schizophrenia – even though they found the mutation in only one third of 1 percent of patients.
  • In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists led by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and involving Trinity College Dublin researchers has identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies. The findings are just published in the online issue of the journal Nature.
  • In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists, led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified a gene mutation strongly linked to the brain disorder – and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds.
  • Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week's publication of a special issue focusing on postmortem studies of psychosis.
  • Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that differs between the sexes in terms of age at onset, symptomatology, response to medication, and structural brain abnormalities.
  • Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder characterized by an inability to distinguish between the real and imaginary world.
  • A new study has revealed that a severe mutation in the 15-Gene area increases the risk of autism and schizophrenia. The study was presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.
  • Researchers say that family support can help patients with schizophrenia recover faster and reduce hospitalization, said a report.
  • Working to change the behaviour of family members may be an effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to a new Cochrane systematic review.
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