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Health News - Schizophrenia

International study explores the good, the bad and not-so ugly of hallucinations
Hallucinations can be a terrifying part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia breakthrough: scientists shed light on biological cause
A gene called C4 plays a key role in schizophrenia development, new research finds, representing the first ever study to shed light on the biological origins of the mental illness. (Medical News Today)

Brain formation pattern shows why early trauma may leave no clues
Some of the earliest nerve cells to develop in the womb shape brain circuits that process sights and sounds, but then give way to mature networks that convert this sensory information into thoughts. (Medical News Today)

What goes wrong in the brain when someone can't spell
By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words. (Medical News Today)

"Schizophrenia" does not exist, argues expert
The term "schizophrenia," with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like "psychosis spectrum syndrome," argues a professor of psychiatry... (Medical News Today)

Team-based treatment for first episode psychosis found to be high value
NIH-funded study shows early intervention is more cost-effective than typical care. (Medical News Today)

Large-scale study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia
Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors. (Medical News Today)

Scientists prove that the brains of patients with schizophrenia vary depending on the type of schizophrenia
An international team, made up of researchers from the University of Granada, Washington University in St. (Medical News Today)

Genetic study provides first-ever insight into biological origin of schizophrenia
A landmark study, based on genetic analysis of nearly 65,000 people, has revealed that a person's risk of schizophrenia is increased if they inherit specific variants in a gene related to "synaptic... (Medical News Today)

Monoclonal antibody holds promise of reducing learning, memory problems in schizophrenia
Chronic learning and memory problems that plague patients with schizophrenia may have a worthy foe in a monoclonal antibody that also holds promise in the fight against cancer and is already used... (Medical News Today)

Computer modeling provides insight into cellular-level effects of schizophrenia risk genes
Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified. However, little is known about how these genes have their effects in the brain. (Medical News Today)

NYU study explains why mistakes slow us down, but not necessarily for the better
Taking more time to make decisions after a mistake arises from a mixture of adaptive neural mechanisms that improve the accuracy and maladaptive mechanisms that reduce it, neuroscientists at New... (Medical News Today)

Computer modeling provides insight into cellular-level effects of schizophrenia risk genes
Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified. However, little is known about how these genes have their effects in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Autism-linked protein lays groundwork for healthy brain
A gene linked to mental disorders helps lays the foundation for a crucial brain structure during prenatal development, according to Salk Institute research published January 14, 2016 in Cell... (Medical News Today)

Teens who use cannabis at risk of schizophrenia
THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis, alters the brain in ways related to neuropsychotic disorders such as schizophrenia when it is used by adolescents. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover how we play memories in fast forward
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the brain can recall nearly all of what happened on a recent afternoon - or make a thorough plan... (Medical News Today)

Loss of cells in brain's memory center linked to schizophrenia
Scientists at Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and the Université Paris Descartes have found that deficits in... (Medical News Today)

Poverty may slightly increase childhood risk of neurological impairment, NIH study suggests
Children from low income environments appear to have a higher risk of neurological impairment than those from more economically secure circumstances, according to researchers at the National... (Medical News Today)

How 1 gene contributes to 2 diseases
Although it is known that psychiatric disorders have a strong genetic component, untangling the web of genes contributing to each disease is a daunting task. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify key biological markers for psychotic disorders
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia has identified a number of biological markers that make it possible to classify mental disorders with greater precision. (Medical News Today)

New schizophrenia treatments may be effective for subgroup of patients
Mounting evidence indicates that disturbances in the brain's glutamate pathway contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

UTSW-led study establishes biomarkers to help diagnose, treat psychosis
In a groundbreaking study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center, a comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis. (Medical News Today)

New juvenile myoclinic epilepsy research from American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting
Researchers from Cardiff University, the University of Liverpool and Swansea University presented a new study revealing that people with drug-resistant juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) have a 10... (Medical News Today)

Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research
Researchers at The Neuro compile new tool designed to be shared with experts world-wide to accelerate research. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover link between loss of grey matter and negative schizophrenia symptoms
New research published online today in the British Journal of Psychiatry, suggests an association between the loss of brain grey matter tissue and the development of negative symptoms in people... (Medical News Today)

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