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Researchers Discover New Drugs to Combat the Root Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 22, 2015 — Several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis, including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo, researchers report. At the pathological level, MS is a ... read more

Molecular Trigger Found for Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors, Brain Changes

Apr. 7, 2015 — A molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model has been discovered by researchers. The research gives scientists new ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — An inhibitory connection between two brain areas has been discovered in mice that can control the timing of information flow into PFC. This insight may help explain what goes wrong in schizophrenia ... read more

Antipsychotic Use May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children, New Medicaid Data Show

Apr. 6, 2015 — In the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children's health associated with prescription antipsychotics, results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a ... read more

World First Study Reveals Antibodies That May Trigger Psychosis in Children

Mar. 31, 2015 — A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis affirms a longstanding recognition that auto-immune disorders ... 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

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

Blood Pressure Drug Protects Against Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Animal Models

Mar. 13, 2015 — An FDA-approved drug for high blood pressure, guanabenz, prevents myelin loss and alleviates clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in animal models, according to a new study. The drug appears ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A study of the brains of rats exposed to lead has uncovered striking similarities with what is known about the brains of human schizophrenia patients, adding compelling evidence that lead is a factor ... read more

Abnormal Brain Rhythms Tied to Problems With Thinking in Schizophrenia

Mar. 5, 2015 — By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in ... 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

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

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