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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Mar. 18, 2015 — People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study shows. ... read more

Finger Lengths May Indicate Risk of Schizophrenia in Males

Mar. 16, 2015 — Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance. When the index ... read more

Received Wisdom About Mental Illness Challenged by New Report

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain ... read more

From Chick to Bedside: Removing the Wnt Barrier

Mar. 5, 2015 — Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, say ... read more

Antibodies to Brain Proteins May Trigger Psychosis

Mar. 5, 2015 — Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop. Immune ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, ... read more

With Kids' Antipsychotic Treatment on the Rise, Study Looks at Prescriber Decision-Making

Mar. 2, 2015 — More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental health illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Pediatricians and psychiatrists have conducted a study to determine ... read more

Hidden Gene Gives Hope for Improving Brain Function

Feb. 25, 2015 — The mechanism a novel gene uses to affect brain function and elicit behavior related to neuropsychiatric disease has been identified by an international team of researchers. They discovered that a ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — The very changes specific to human evolution may have come at a cost, contributing to the genetic architecture underlying schizophrenia traits in modern humans, scientists say. Their new evolutionary ... read more

Feb. 21, 2015 — Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That's what's suggested ... read more

Schizophrenia: Impaired Activity of the Selective Dopamine Neurons

Feb. 17, 2015 — Schizophrenia is not only associated with positive symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, but also with negative symptoms e.g. cognitive deficits and impairments of the emotional drive. Until ... read more

Schizophrenia and Weight Gain: A New Explanation?

Feb. 4, 2015 — Cannabinoids may be involved in the weight gain that occurs in people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic olanzapine, according to a pilot ... read more

Why Should Adolescents Exhibiting Symptoms of Mental Disorders Be Asked About Hallucinations?

Jan. 22, 2015 — Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, according to a recent ... read more

Finding Shared Pathways for Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 20, 2015 — A study on shared genetic risk factors and common pathways for schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder is currently underway, with the hopes of finding more and improved treatments for a ... read more

Development of Psychosis: Gray Matter Loss and the Inflamed Brain

Jan. 13, 2015 — The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of ... read more

Less Than Half of UK Prescriptions for Antipsychotics Issued for Main Licensed Conditions

Dec. 18, 2014 — Less than half of UK prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs are being issued to treat the serious mental illnesses for which they are mainly licensed, reveals research. Instead, they may often be ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Scientists have hypothesized for decades about how the brain filters out distractions, but it has been challenging to find evidence to support the theories. Now, researchers have identified a neural ... read more

Dec. 9, 2014 — A novel drug target that could lead to the development of better antipsychotic medications has been discovered by researchers. Current treatment for patients with schizophrenia involves taking ... read more

Medications for Patients With First Episode Psychosis May Not Meet Guidelines

Dec. 4, 2014 — Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not comply with recommended guidelines for first-episode treatment, researchers have found. Current guidelines emphasize low ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new research. Researchers saytoo much protein ... read more

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