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Health News - Schizophrenia

What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?
A new study reveals a surprising brain mechanism tied to the experience of drug-induced hallucinations. These findings may even have wider implications. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link
A new study in mice shows a previously unknown effect of vitamin D deficiency on the brain. The findings may explain why vitamin D is key for brain health. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms
Researchers finally zero in on the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and suggest a noninvasive treatment. (Medical News Today)

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?
New research draws a link between infection with the Epstein-Barr virus and schizophrenia, though cause and effect relationships remain unclear. (Medical News Today)

3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms
Three common drugs typically prescribed for cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also help fight the symptoms of severe mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on. (Medical News Today)

Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise
A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms
'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis and some conditions hasten brain aging
A study of blood flow in 128 brain regions in 30,000 people aged 0–105 years has identified behaviors and disorders that speed up brain aging. (Medical News Today)

What to know about phantom smells (phantosmia)
Phantosmia is when someone thinks they notice a smell that is not there. Phantosmia is also called a phantom smell or an olfactory hallucination. Sinus problems, seizures, stroke, and schizophrenia can cause phantom smells. Learn about types, symptoms, and treatment of phantosmia and related conditions here. (Medical News Today)

Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?
The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin have been linked to pair-bonding, but can they help to improve impaired social behavior? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: The placenta may explain risk
The placenta may explain why some people genetically predisposed to schizophrenia go on to develop the disorder, while others don't. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia
A study that compares hundreds of schizophrenia-related genes with gene maps of brain cell types locates the few cell types behind the disease's biology. (Medical News Today)

What are delusions of grandeur?
A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, but can also result from dementia or brain damage. (Medical News Today)

What is dissociative identity disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5. (Medical News Today)

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?
A systematic review of eight trials of nutrient-based treatments in young people with first-episode psychosis suggests that some may improve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: A byproduct of the brain's complex evolution?
New research has found genetic evidence that might suggest that schizophrenia is a side effect of the development of the human brain. This discovery may lead to new drugs for the condition. (Medical News Today)

Common food preservative may help to treat schizophrenia
Researchers from Taiwan have tested the effect of a common food preservative as an add-on to help improve negative symptoms in drug-resistant patients. (Medical News Today)

'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response. (Medical News Today)

Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know
Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs, and especially antipsychotic drugs. It causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Symptoms include grimacing, frowning, or chomping the teeth. Learn which medications cause it and ways to help stop or prevent it, including, possibly, some supplements. (Medical News Today)

What is akathisia and why does it occur?
Akathisia is a state of restlessness. A person cannot help moving, especially their legs. It can occur as a side effect of certain medications, especially antipsychotics. Anxiety and panic may also occur. If symptoms occur, it is important to see a doctor, who may adjust the dose or change the medication. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Nearly 80 percent of risk down to genes
The largest study of its kind to date suggests that almost 80 percent of the risk of developing schizophrenia is purely down to genetic factors. (Medical News Today)

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