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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

Mental Health: New Approach 'Has Positive Impact'

July 1, 2015 — Assertive Outreach is a novel way of delivering mental health care for people with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia and psychosis. This approach of delivering mental health care ... read more

Long-Acting Antipsychotic Medication May Improve Treatment for Schizophrenia

June 26, 2015 — An injectable drug given every two weeks works better than a daily pill for those who have been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, a study ... read more

Genetic Variation of Stress Hormone Receptor May Affect Vulnerability to Major Depression

June 3, 2015 — Scientists are beginning to unwrap the biology behind why some people are more prone to major depression and other psychiatric disorders than others when experiencing stressful life events. The ... read more

Weak Electric Current to the Brain May Improve Thinking in People With Schizophrenia

May 27, 2015 — Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study. The procedure, known as transcranial direct current stimulation, ... read more

How a Schizophrenia Risk Gene Affects the Brain

May 22, 2015 — Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the ... read more

Mood Instability Common to Mental Health Disorders, Associated With Poor Outcomes

May 21, 2015 — Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The ... read more

Perspective-Taking Difficulties Diminished When Autistic and Psychosis Tendencies Balance

May 15, 2015 — Researchers have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults. The study indicates that while increased tendencies for either ... read more

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Pregnant Women Appears to Pose Minimal Risk, New Study Suggests

May 13, 2015 — Antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not put women at additional risk of developing gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders or major blood clots that obstruct circulation, ... read more

Nerve Cells in the Fast Lane

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have identified in what way a specific form of dopamine producing cells is generated and which networks it forms in the course of brain development. In the process, the researchers ... read more

Healing Plants Inspire New Compounds for Psychiatric Drugs

May 11, 2015 — Treatments used by traditional healers in Nigeria have inspired scientists to synthesize four new chemical compounds that could one day lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric ... read more

Some Immigrants, Refugees in Ontario at Higher Risk of Psychotic Disorders

May 11, 2015 — Some refugees and immigrants have a higher risk of psychotic disorders, with immigrants from the Caribbean and refugees from East Africa and South Asia at 1.5 to 2 times greater risk than the general ... read more

Advanced MRI Scans Could Help Predict People at Risk of Schizophrenia

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have long known that the symptoms of schizophrenia are partly explained by disordered connectivity in the brain. Nownew scanning methods that map the wiring of the brain could provide a ... read more

Potential Cause of Schizophrenic Symptoms Identified

May 7, 2015 — Researchers believe they have discovered an abnormality in the schizophrenic brain that could be responsible for many of the disease's symptoms and could provide a drug target for therapeutic ... read more

Early Detection, Intervention for Schizophrenia: Progress Report

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers are making progress toward developing effective approaches to early detection and intervention for psychosis--with the goal of lessening the impact or even preventing the development of ... read more

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

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

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

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

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

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