A scrappy crew of biotechs is working on a new wave of schizophrenia medicines

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Schizophrenia had 'no role' in accused murderer's actions

A Brisbane man's schizophrenia played no role in his decision to choke, punch and kick a Korean woman to death, a psychiatrist says.<p>Alex Reuben …

Mental Health

No Benefit of Switching Antipsychotics in Early Schizophrenia

There appears to be little benefit in switching antipsychotics in first-episode schizophrenia. Instead, patients should be treated for 6 to 8 weeks …


Opinion: We need to increase our understanding of schizophrenia

<b>By Tina Tai, Austin Mardon, Riley Witiw and Brett Fawcett</b>Schizophrenia.What did you imagine when reading that word? Most people recognize it as a …

Mental Health

Cerebrospinal fluid markers of inflammation and infections in schizophrenia and affective disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

1.<p>Benros ME, Mortensen PB, Eaton WW. Autoimmune diseases and infections as risk factors for schizophrenia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012;1262:56–6. …

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Alleged mosque hoax bomber abandons bail, claims he has paranoid schizophrenia

The accused previously lived in Verulam, near Durban, where an attack on a mosque left one man dead and two others wounded.


The voices schizophrenic people hear

Schizophrenia, like many mental illnesses, is a widely misunderstood diagnosis that carries a harsh stigma.<p>Some of the common misconceptions include …

Mental Health

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Treatment Option for Schizophrenia

A University of New Mexico study has found that cannabis may be an effective treatment option for schizophrenia, according to a report on the …

The Brain

Schizophrenia's the Price of Neural Evolution?

Being human isn't all complex tool use and introspection. We also have to live with the side effects of our evolutionary ascent.<p>For instance, walking …


You Can’t Ask That: Aug 15

This week <b>You Can’t Ask That</b> takes viewers inside the minds of people living with schizophrenia.<p><i>With 1 in 100 people worldwide living with a form of</i> …

Mental Health

#InternationalLeftHandersday: Left-handers ‘more likely to be psychotic’

London - Left-handed people have a “strikingly higher” chance of suffering from schizophrenia, research suggests.<p>A study revealed left-handers …

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What is catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonia refers to a set of symptoms that might develop in some patients with schizophrenia. It can include periods where the individual moves very …

The Brain

The Wisdom of Silvano Arieti, Pioneer in Schizophrenia

Silvano Arieti’s classic book <i>Interpretation of Schizophrenia</i> was awarded the 1975 U.S. National Book Award in the Science category. More than forty …

Mental Health

Marijuana and the mind | Financial Times

Misha Glenny, in “ Admit defeat in the war on drugs” (August 4) says that marijuana hardly ever causes death, and that it causes far less harm to the …

Mental Health

Evolutionary Changes in Brain May Have Led to Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

According to researchers, neuropsychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia could be a byproduct of evolution.


Could Evolutionary Changes Drive Mental Disorders?

The same recent evolutionary changes that make humans prone to bad backs and impacted wisdom teeth may also tweak genes in ways that make people …


Lower- and Higher-Level Social Cognitive Factors Across Individuals With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Healthy Controls: Relationship With Neurocognition and Functional Outcome | Schizophrenia Bulletin

Background<p>Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) often feature social cognitive deficits. However, little work has focused on the factor structure …


Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder risk linked to hidden DNA sequences - Scope

I love it when seemingly disparate concepts converge, shedding light on a medical mystery. Today, for example, developmental biologist David …


Investigating the genetic architecture of general and specific psychopathology in adolescence

1.<p>Wray, N. R. et al. Research review: polygenic methods and their application to psychiatric traits. <i>J. Child Psychol. Psychiatry</i> <b>55</b>, 1068–1087 …

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Evolutionary changes in the human brain may have led to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

The same aspects of relatively recent evolutionary changes that make us prone to bad backs and impacted third molars may have generated long, …


Protein misassembly and aggregation as potential convergence points for non-genetic causes of chronic mental illness

1.<p>Cardno AG, Owen MJ. Genetic relationships between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder. Schizophr Bull. …

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Probing the genetics of the mind

<b>The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves</b> <i>Eric R. Kandel</i> Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2018)<p>In 1939, nine-year-old Eric Kandel and …


'It's human life': Woman with schizophrenia deteriorated after bed-bug infestation

A Moncton man is speaking out after his sister with schizophrenia was left in her apartment for days without her caregivers and deteriorated so much …

Mental Health

Antipsychotic Discontinuation: Two Decades Later

When patients ask, “How long should I continue antipsychotic treatment after the first episode of schizophrenia?”, consider this 20-year follow-up …


People with schizophrenia learn to fight their demons with virtual reality

They popped up out of nowhere, telling Richard Breton how he was nothing, nothing but a bad father, a nasty husband, and had no friends because he …

Mental Health

Genetic association and meta-analysis of a schizophrenia GWAS variant rs10489202 in East Asian populations

1.<p>Sullivan, P. F., Kendler, K. S. & Neale, M. C. Schizophrenia as a complex trait: evidence from a meta-analysis of twin studies. <i>Arch. Gen. …

Clinical Trials

Evaluation of chromatin accessibility in prefrontal cortex of individuals with schizophrenia

Abstract<p>Schizophrenia genome-wide association studies have identified >150 regions of the genome associated with disease risk, yet there is little …


Short Films: Untitled Dramatic Thriller

Casting an ultra-low budget dramatic thriller. Synopsis: The film will bring awareness to the struggles of depression and schizophrenia. The lead …


She’s 80, and suffers from Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. And she’s missing

Marta Travieso De Blanco was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt and olive green pants around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at her assisted-living facility.<p>That’s …

Alzheimer's Disease

Missing Arlington Heights woman located

A woman reported missing and endangered Saturday by Arlington Heights police has been located, authorities said early Sunday morning,