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Reading Skills Decline in Schizophrenia
18 September 2014. As part of their illness, people with schizophrenia develop problems with thinking processes such as memory, learning, and understanding...

Study Links OCD and Schizophrenia
9 September 2014. The boundaries between psychiatric disorders may seem well defined, but the reality is that many people have symptoms of more than one disorder...

Electroconvulsive Therapy Is Promising for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia
9 September 2014. A new study offers some hope that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), along with clozapine, can reduce the severity of psychosis in treatment-resistant patients...

Thinking About Thinking Has Lasting Benefits in Schizophrenia
4 September 2014. A new study reports that a relatively new kind of cognitive therapy is able to reduce delusions and improve self-esteem and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia...

Hyperconnected Brain in Early Stages of Schizophrenia
26 August 2014. Once someone becomes ill with schizophrenia, does the brain remain in a steady state, processing information in the same dysfunctional way?...

Researchers Fix Genetic Defect in Stem Cell Model of Mental Illness
19 August 2014. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have shown that they can fix a mental illness-related genetic defect in nerve cells created with personalized stem cell techniques...

Search for Schizophrenia Treatment Leads to Antioxidants
18 August 2014. It may be possible to head off schizophrenia with antioxidants in some cases...

Roots of Psychosis
10 August 2014. Schizophrenia usually announces itself with a so-called psychotic break, but the frightening disconnection from reality is actually preceded by smaller warning signs...

Schizophrenia Genetics Gets Bigger, Finds More Leads
21 July 2014. Some questions in science are solved by a few pioneers toiling in their laboratories, but others depend on huge international teams...

Dopamine Problems Silence Genes in Cortex
21 July 2014. In schizophrenia, the hallucinations and delusions that make up psychosis are presumed to be driven by an imbalance in dopamine...

Mother's Immune System Tied to Baby's Risk for Schizophrenia
15 July 2014. Researchers have long known that women who get an infection such as the flu while pregnant have a slightly increased chance that their baby will develop schizophrenia...

Stem Cells Point to Disoriented Neurons in Schizophrenia
15 July 2014. A new study that grows neurons from skin cells taken from people with schizophrenia finds problems in early stages of brain development...

Schizophrenia Looms Large in Genetic Deletion Disorder
3 July 2014. A missing piece of DNA may hold clues to schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders...

Schizophrenia, Cannabis Use Share Genetic Roots
30 June 2014. Genetic variants that increase risk for schizophrenia also increase the chance that a person will use cannabis...

Brain Connection Linked to Genes Suspected in Schizophrenia
26 June 2014. A brain circuit important for working memory may be influenced by genes suspected in schizophrenia...

Schizophrenia, Bipolar Suspect Tied to Neuron Birth
13 June 2014. During brain development, the brain is a frenzy of activity: new neurons are born, migrate to where they need to go, and eventually form connections with other neurons...

Mouse Model Suggests Source for Auditory Hallucinations
5 June 2014. A study proposes that signaling defects in brain areas for processing sound might underlie auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia...

Double Hit Points to Potential Schizophrenia Gene
27 May 2014. The latest scan of the protein-coding part of the genome, called the exome, in schizophrenia cast suspicion upon a gene called SETD1A...

Exome Sequencing Highlights Chromatin Remodeling in Schizophrenia
20 May 2014. A new study highlights a role in causing schizophrenia for molecules that oversee how proteins are made...

Brain Cell Transplants Help Explore Schizophrenia Theory
15 May 2014. Transplanting young neurons into an adult mouse brain can temper brain hyperactivity relevant to schizophrenia...

Sodium Channel Genes Linked to Mental Abilities in Schizophrenia
7 May 2014. People with schizophrenia often struggle to think clearly, and this core feature of the disorder makes many daily activities more difficult...

Would a Cancer Drug Help People With Schizophrenia?
21 April 2014. In schizophrenia, neurons in the brain seem to shrivel...

Patients’ Skin Cells Lend Clues to Schizophrenia
14 April 2014. A new study gives researchers a quicker, easier way to study stem cells from patients with schizophrenia and other brain disorders...

One in Three Experiences Mental Disorders In Denmark
9 April 2014. For science and health policy alike, estimating how common mental disorders are is an essential piece of information...

"Mirroring" Difficulties in Schizophrenia Are Reflected in the Brain
4 April 2014. People with schizophrenia often have trouble in social settings, with interpreting speaking tone and inferring the thoughts and emotions of others...

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