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Health News - Schizophrenia

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 that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Learn about which medications cause it. (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)

Schizophrenia risk gene plays key role in early brain development
New research shows that the schizophrenia risk gene ZNF804A influences brain structure and function during the early development of the fetus' brain. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk
People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible
New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process
The programme controls how and when brain genes are expressed at different times in a person's life to perform a range of functions, the study found. (Medical News Today)

Why do I feel so flat, and what can I do about it?
Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Could lack of nutrients in pregnancy be a cause?
Using mice, scientists identify a mechanism that links lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in pregnancy to schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia 'voices' quietened by magnetic stimulation
Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to treat, but a recent study shows that stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses reduces auditory hallucinations. (Medical News Today)

What is pressured speech in bipolar disorder?
A person with bipolar disorder can sometimes speak in a rapid and disorganized way, especially during a manic phase. They may speak loudly, with a sense of urgency, or inappropriately. This can affect personal and work relationships. Treatment for the underlying disorder can help reduce or manage pressurized speech. (Medical News Today)

What is erotomania?
Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds
A new in vivo study suggesting that a common amino acid is linked to schizophrenia brings hope that this discovery could lead to novel treatments. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know
Schizophrenia in children is uncommon but serious. It may affect their thinking and behavior, and requires careful management. Learn about this condition. (Medical News Today)

'Hearing voices' and the role of expectation
Hearing voices is scary for some and a glimpse into the afterlife for others. A recent study looks at the role of expectation in auditory hallucinations. (Medical News Today)

Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia patients often experience an altered sense of self, e.g. as if someone else is controlling their actions. (Medical News Today)

Brain stimulation may improve cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia
Brain stimulation could be used to treat cognitive deficits frequently associated with schizophrenia, according to a new study from King's College London. (Medical News Today)

Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell
A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key
A reduction in DISC1 plays a role in schizophrenia, and a new study investigates how this protein is degraded while attempting to apply its brakes. (Medical News Today)

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