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Patientsí 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...

Out-of-Body Experiences Undercut Memory
28 March 2014. People with some mental disorders, like post-traumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia, sometimes report feeling detached from their own bodies...

Where There Is No Psychiatrist: Lay Health Workers Reduce Schizophrenia Disability in India
23 March 2014. Getting treatment for schizophrenia can be challenging in the best situations, but it is far more difficult for those living in places where psychiatrists are scarce...

Channels of Working Memory
25 February 2014. Working memory allows us to keep multiple things in mind that we need while performing a task...

Screening for Thinking Skills May Flag Children at Risk for Psychosis
17 February 2014. Children who report psychotic-like experiences lag behind in their mental skills compared to their peers who do not have these experiences...

Schizophrenia and MS Share Mutations Related to the Immune System
15 February 2014. Although very different in terms of symptoms, multiple sclerosis (MS) and schizophrenia appear to be linked at the genetic level...

Does Adult Brain Rewiring Underlie Schizophrenia?
6 February 2014. The brain forms its thicket of connections early in life, but additions to its wiring diagram may be made even in adults...

Marks of Past Experience in Schizophrenia?
30 January 2014. In looking for the genetic roots of schizophrenia, researchers tend to focus on the sequence of letters in DNA...

New Evidence Points to Old Suspect in Schizophrenia
22 January 2014. Rare genetic changes found in the DNA of people with schizophrenia point to problems with how brain cells communicate...

Drug and Behavioral Therapy May Combine to Alleviate Traumatic Memories
17 January 2014. Memories of major physical or psychological trauma, such as combat or abuse, often persist for years and can lead to anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder...

"Jumping Genes" Linked to Schizophrenia
3 January 2014. People with schizophrenia have more "jumping genes"óbits of DNA that can move around and insert themselves into genes and disrupt their function...

Chromosomal Breaks Cause Cognitive Problems
18 December 2013. For most people with schizophrenia, the cause of their illness is thought to be a complicated mixture of many genetic and environmental factors...

Genetic Protection Against Schizophrenia
22 November 2013. While scientists sift through human DNA to find genes that increase risk for psychiatric disorders, they occasionally run across something that seems protective...

Disorganized Mouse May Point to Psychopathology
1 November 2013. A new study in mice shows how a minor change in just one protein can muck up the memory needed for repeating a simple task such as running a maze...

New Clues About Smaller Brain Region in Schizophrenia
20 October 2013. According to a new study the size of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain area involved in memory, is smaller on average in people with schizophrenia...

Small Brain Changes Have Big Impact
16 October 2013. By manipulating a gene suspected to be involved in schizophrenia, researchers were able to make small changes in brain cells, with big consequences...

Overactive Dopamine Reworks Brainís Wiring Diagram
15 October 2013. Psychosis reflects disruptions in a complex, and only partly understood, set of brain circuits...

Finding the Natural Boundaries of Psychotic Illness
9 October 2013. Losing touch with reality occurs in several mental disorders, including schizophrenia, mood disorders with psychosis, and an in-between diagnosis called schizoaffective disorder...

Preliminary Study Finds Add-on Drug Improves Schizophrenia Symptoms
4 October 2013. A compound called sodium benzoate, used as a preservative in many foods, can improve schizophrenia symptoms when added to a patientís existing antipsychotic drug...

How Thinking Problems Arise in Schizophrenia
25 September 2013. People who develop schizophrenia have thinking and memory difficulties that disrupt their everyday functioning both early in life and throughout the course of their illness...

How Do Delusions Form in the Brain?
24 September 2013. Seeing may be believing, but believing can also sway what we see...

Which Teens Will Do Well Despite Risk for Psychosis?
18 September 2013. Researchers have identified several factors that predict future social and occupational functioning...

The Underpinnings of Psychosis Risk
18 September 2013. What does a brain vulnerable to developing psychosis look like?...

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