Researchers identify over 100 locations on the human genome ...

Schizophrenia is a distressing psychological disorder, which predominantly affects young people and can run in families. However, there has been limited progress in uncovering the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia despite numerous ...

Mar 5

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Depression and Addictions can cause Brain matter loss

A meta-analysis of 193 brain-imaging studies shows similar gray-matter loss in the brains of people with diagnoses as different as schizophrenia, depression and addiction.

Feb 5

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Schizophrenia

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The Mental Quality Which Helps Protect Against Schizophrenia

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this mental quality protects against severe mental illness.

Jan 8

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Stigma and Schizophrenia - A Predetermination of Failure

Stigma surrounding schizophrenia is a circumstance of mental illness that the newly diagnosed schizophrenic may not initially perceive or anticipate. To my knowledge, many schizophrenics initially speak of their mental illnesses publicly to ...

Dec 1

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Schizophrenia May Be Triggered by Excess Protein

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 Rutgers research.

Nov 26

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Neuroscientists create images of Ghostly Aberration in subjects

Ghosts exist only in the mind, and scientists know just where to find them, an EPFL study suggests. Patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric conditions have often reported feeling a strange "presence". Now, EPFL researchers in Switzerland ...

Nov 8

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Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.

Sep 17

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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The voices heard by people with schizophrenia are friendlier in India ...

When a patient with schizophrenia hears voices in their head, is the experience shaped by the culture they live in? Tanya Luhrmann and her colleagues investigated by interviewing twenty people diagnosed with schizophrenia living in San Mateo, ...

Aug 1

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Self-Help for Schizophrenics

In spite of the existence of stigma, the first crucial step in dealing with schizophrenia is acceptance by that individual that he or she has a mental illness.

Jul 23

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"Noisy" Memory in Schizophrenia

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Jul 16

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Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's ...

Jul 15

Categories: Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders

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New research could uncover genes at the root of psychiatric illnesses

Understanding the basis of psychiatric disorders has been extremely challenging because there are many genetic variants that may increase risk but are insufficient to cause disease. Now investigators describe a strategy that may help reveal how such ...

Jul 7

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The Family of Schizophrenia

The improvement of the condition of schizophrenia is strongly linked to family involvement in the life of the schizophrenic. Family members can ease the difficulties of this serious mental illness in ways that people outside the family system cannot.

Jun 27

Categories: Family Problems, Schizophrenia

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Brain circuit problem likely sets stage for the "voices" that are ...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.

Jun 10

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