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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Potential Schizophrenia 'Switch' Found

Sep. 19, 2016 — A key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects has been discovered by researchers. An estimated 3 million ... read more

Dopamine: Far More Than Just the 'Happy Hormone'

Aug. 31, 2016 — Dopamine is a so-called messenger substance or neurotransmitter that conveys signals between neurons. It not only controls mental and emotional responses but also motor reactions. Dopamine is ... read more

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Schizophrenia goes hand in hand with brain chemistry out of kilter, and treatment options for a major symptom aren't great. Biomedical engineers data-mined the collective scientific knowledge of ... read more

Changes in Teenage Brain Structure Provide Clues to Onset of Mental Health Problems

July 25, 2016 — Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often ... read more

After Psychiatric Hospital Discharge, Many Patients Are Still Taking Multiple Antipsychotic Drugs

July 19, 2016 — In recent years, measures have been introduced to reduce the rate of 'antipsychotic polypharmacy' -- taking more than one antipsychotic drug -- among patients with schizophrenia and other ... read more

Is Schizophrenia a Disorder of the Immune System?

July 19, 2016 — Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune ... read more

Stressful Trigger Events Associated With Risk of Violent Crime

July 13, 2016 — Trigger events, including exposure to violence, were associated with increased risk of violent crime in the week following exposure among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and among ... read more

Dopamine Receptor Blockade Seen as Cause for Antipsychotic Drug Side-Effects

July 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the key cellular mechanism that underlies the antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism -- which includes involuntary movements, tremors and other severe physical conditions. ... read more

July 6, 2016 — The microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track, new research indicates. The findings pave the way toward a better understanding of how the adult brain controls the growth of new ... read more

New Tool Can Predict Individual's Risk of Psychotic Disorders

July 5, 2016 — A new risk calculator can predict an individual’s risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study. The research involved collaborators from nine sites and may ... read more

Analysis of Genetic Repeats Suggests Role for DNA Instability in Schizophrenia

June 24, 2016 — An international research team has revealed extensive genetic variation in patients with schizophrenia. Significantly more copy number variations (CNVs) of genomic DNA were detected in patients than ... read more

Elevated CRP May Be Response, Not Cause of Disease

June 21, 2016 — Genetically raised levels of C-reactive protein (CRP, an inflammatory protein) are associated with protection against schizophrenia, according to a Mendelian randomization study. The study found a ... read more

Low Maternal Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Schizophrenia in Offspring

June 21, 2016 — A new study reveals a new link between low levels of the thyroid hormone thyroxine during pregnancy and risk of schizophrenia in the ... read more

Nerve-Insulating Cells More Diverse Than Previously Thought

June 9, 2016 — Oligodendrocytes, a type of brain cell that plays a crucial role in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, are more diverse than have previously been thought, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Study Uncovers Clue to Deciphering Schizophrenia

June 7, 2016 — The brains of healthy relatives of people with schizophrenia may hold a clue to better understand - and ultimately treat - the devastating illness, finds new ... read more

June 4, 2016 — Dopamine signaling within the cerebral cortex can predict changes in the extent of communication between key brain networks during working memory, report ... read more

Stress Hormone Link With Psychosis

June 3, 2016 — A link between levels of the stress hormone cortisol and psychosis has been discovered by researchers, which could help identify people at greatest risk of developing the severe mental ... read more

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