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Health News - Schizophrenia

Engineered cells reveal changes associated with learning, memory and reward
Scientists have created cells with fluorescent dyes that change color in response to specific neurochemicals. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: data supporting the efficacy, safety and tolerability of once-daily Latuda® (lurasidone) presented at ECNP 2014
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. presented new evidence supporting the use of Latuda® (lurasidone), an atypical antipsychotic treatment for adults... (Medical News Today)

Some anti-inflammatory medicines shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment
A new study shows that some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments. (Medical News Today)

Family carers of people with schizophrenia are a hidden workforce at breaking point
Approximately three out of four (72%) carers of those living with schizophrenia, are mainly (34%) or solely (38%) responsible for caring, placing a huge emotional and physical burden on them... (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: shattering the stigma
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder. (Medical News Today)

Pregnant women with psychiatric conditions require higher doses of neuroleptics
The new generation of neuroleptics for psychiatric conditions has the advantage over older medications of fewer adverse side effects. (Medical News Today)

Study looks at cardiometabolic risk, schizophrenia and antipsychotic treatment
The duration of psychiatric illness and treatment for patients after first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders (FES) appears to be associated with being fatter and having other cardiometabolic... (Medical News Today)

Review of cannabis research since 1993
In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence. (Medical News Today)

Model developed that could predict the future course of psychotic illness
Psychiatry researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a model that could help to predict a patient's likelihood of a good outcome from treatment - from their very first psychotic... (Medical News Today)

Delusion-prone people 'more likely to rush into decisions'
People who have a tendency to experience delusions are more likely to make a decision without gathering all the information needed to ensure it is the best one, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

U.S. Military making progress on reducing stigma associated with seeking help for mental illness
The U.S. Department of Defense has made progress in reducing the stigma associated with seeking help for mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but more improvement... (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological features. (Medical News Today)

Could a blood test predict schizophrenia risk?
A new study suggests a blood test could predict which patients are at risk of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, meaning they could receive earlier treatment. (Medical News Today)

Risk of adolescent mental health disorders affected by size at birth
New research from the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution and Yale University offers compelling support for the general evolutionary theory that birth-weight and birth-length can partially predict... (Medical News Today)

Alterations in brain nicotine signals linked in smoking and schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. (Medical News Today)

Parts of the brain's cortex develop differently in people with schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is generally considered to be a disorder of brain development and it shares many risk factors, both genetic and environmental, with other neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and... (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia 'made up of eight specific genetic disorders'
Schizophrenia is not an individual condition but is made up of eight genetically distinct disorders, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. (Medical News Today)

New insight into neurotransmitter mechanisms occurring in schizophrenia
Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers have gained new insight into what may cause schizophrenia by revealing the altered patterns of neuronal signaling associated with this... (Medical News Today)

Is the pattern of brain folding a "fingerprint" for schizophrenia?
Anyone who has seen pictures or models of the human brain is aware that the outside layer, or cortex, of the brain is folded in an intricate pattern of "hills", called gyri, and "valleys", called... (Medical News Today)

Novel treatment method - visualising plastic changes to the brain
Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's: all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being... (Medical News Today)

Is OCD a risk factor for schizophrenia?
People with a prior OCD diagnosis and those whose parents have the condition may be at higher risk of developing schizophrenia, according to the results of a Danish study. (Medical News Today)

Memory and Alzheimer's disease
Research by Dr. Sylvain Williams shows that the flow of activity in the hippocampus, a brain region essential for memory, is actually bidirectional, rather than just unidirectionalA study just... (Medical News Today)

Memory boosted by electric current to brain: finding has implications for stroke, Alzheimer's and brain injury
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new... (Medical News Today)

Study shows how movement affects hearing
When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. (Medical News Today)

Motivation deficits in schizophrenia driven by difficulty assessing effort
Individuals with schizophrenia often have trouble engaging in daily tasks or setting goals for themselves, and a new study from San Francisco State University suggests the reason might be their... (Medical News Today)

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