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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Manifestation of Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia During Adolescence in Population

Jan. 27, 2016 — Psychopathological features associated with the early expression of genetic risk for schizophrenia during adolescence in the general population have been studied by a group of ... read more

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Youth Antipsychotic Treatment, Rare With Small Absolute Incidence Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Antipsychotic treatment in youth was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the condition appeared to be rare with small absolute incidence rates, a review of medical ... read more

Loss of Cells in Brain's Memory Center Linked to Schizophrenia

Jan. 6, 2016 — Deficits in social memory -- a crucial yet poorly understood feature of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia -- may be due to a decrease in the number of a particular class of brain cells, ... read more

High Fat/low Carb Diet Could Combat Schizophrenia

Dec. 17, 2015 — A diet favored by body-builders may be effective in treating schizophrenia, suggest researchers. The ketogenic diet may work by providing alternative energy sources in the form of so-called ketone ... read more

Possible Mechanism for Specific Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder Discovered

Dec. 15, 2015 — A gene variant linked to psychotic symptoms and cognitive impairment in people with bipolar disorder has been discovered by researchers. The study describes a possible mechanism for how the gene ... read more

How One Gene Contributes to Two Diseases

Dec. 10, 2015 — Although it is known that psychiatric disorders have a strong genetic component, untangling the web of genes contributing to each disease is a daunting task. Scientists have found hundreds of genes ... read more

Key Biological Markers for Psychotic Disorders Identified

Dec. 8, 2015 — A number of biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision have been identified by new research. These findings may one day lead to improved diagnostics ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, in sorting psychosis cases into distinct subgroups on ... read more

Study Establishes Biomarkers to Help Diagnose, Treat Psychosis

Dec. 8, 2015 — A comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis, a groundbreaking study has ... read more

New Schizophrenia Treatments May Be Effective for Subgroup of Patients

Dec. 8, 2015 — Mounting evidence indicates that disturbances in the brain's glutamate pathway contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia. Thus, the glutamate pathway has become the target of a number of new drug ... read more

HIV/AIDS Drugs Interfere With Brain's 'Insulation'

Dec. 1, 2015 — Commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, research shows, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — An international research collaboration has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence gene activity in the developing human brain. The team conducted the first study of how genetic ... read more

Structural Brain Connectivity as a Genetic Marker for Schizophrenia

Nov. 25, 2015 — Schizophrenia has been considered an illness of disrupted brain connectivity since its earliest descriptions. Several studies have suggested brain white matter is affected not only in patients with ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, in large part because it manifests differently in different people. A new study helps explain why. Researchers have created a map that ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — In a new study that could have implications for future drug discovery efforts for a number of neurodegenerative diseases, scientists have found that the interaction between a pair of brain proteins ... read more

Hallucinations Linked to Differences in Brain Structure

Nov. 17, 2015 — People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals and people diagnosed ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Stem cells from adult schizophrenia patients form new proteins more slowly than those from healthy people, according to new research. The findings are enhancing understanding of how schizophrenia ... read more

Better Options for People With Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Nov. 6, 2015 — In real-world settings, patients with schizophrenia whose symptoms do not respond to standard antipsychotic medications have better outcomes if they are switched to clozapine instead of another ... read more

Expert System for Early Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Nov. 5, 2015 — The opinion of a qualified professional is unlikely to be replaced by a computer algorithm for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, additional medical evidence based on such an algorithm might be ... read more

Adults With Schizophrenia More Likely to Die; High Cardiovascular Death Rates

Oct. 28, 2015 — Adults with schizophrenia were more than 3.5 times as likely to die as adults in the general US population, particularly from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and that implicates tobacco as a ... read more

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