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IQ Study Finds Environmental Footprint in Schizophrenia Risk
26 November 2014. One clue about who is at risk for developing schizophrenia comes from a person's general level of intelligence before he or she becomes ill...

Study Finds That Drug Response Depends on Severity of Psychosis
17 November 2014. People with schizophrenia do not all have the same level of symptoms...

Resting-Brain Scan Could Be Biomarker for Schizophrenia Treatment
14 November 2014. Antipsychotic drugs can usually subdue psychosis, but it can take a while for doctors to find the right drug for their patients...

The Life of a Spine: Neuron Communication and Schizophrenia
4 November 2014. Neurons collect information from other brain cells through intricate, tree-like projections known as dendrites...

Unpacking the "Placebo Problem" in Antipsychotic Drug Trials
23 October 2014. The placebo effect is a powerful and well-documented phenomenon...

Study Disentangles Learning Problems in Schizophrenia
14 October 2014. People with schizophrenia have problems with thinking and learning, which makes it difficult for them to live independently...

What Can Hearing Loss Tell Us About Schizophrenia?
10 October 2014. Many of the risk factors for developing schizophrenia can make a person feel socially isolated...

Mixed Signals Suggest New Strategies for Depression
9 October 2014. The balance of two neurotransmitters released by the same neurons may tilt a brain toward or away from depression...

Beginnings of a Blood Test for Psychosis
8 October 2014. A new study suggests a panel of blood markers that could be used to identify those at most risk of developing psychosis from among people showing mild symptoms...

Study Claiming Genetically Distinct Forms of Schizophrenia Called Into Question
3 October 2014. The hunt for the genes that contribute to schizophrenia has turned up an array of suspects...

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...

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