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Health News - Schizophrenia

Unexpected connections: Calcium refill mechanisms in nerve cells affects gene expression
Researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, identify new roles for calcium refill mechanisms in regulating dopamine in the brainThese are dopaminergic neuron clusters (green) of... (Medical News Today)

New study suggests hallucinations, alone, do not predict onset of schizophrenia
An analysis of psychological symptoms aims to refine diagnostic criteria for teens at high risk of developing the brain disorder that affects millions of people worldwideDespite decades of study... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new injectable drug to treat schizophrenia
On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

How the brain's wiring leads to cognitive control
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of... (Medical News Today)

Brain networking
Researchers use brain scans to determine the mechanism behind cognitive control of thoughtsThe human brain does not come with an operating manual. (Medical News Today)

Glutamate, an essential food for the brain
Glutamate is an amino acid with very different functions: in the pancreas, it modulates the activity of the pancreatic ß-cells responsible for insulin production, whereas in the brain it is the main... (Medical News Today)

Identifying youth as 'at risk' for mental problems may be less a stigma than the symptoms
Study suggests benefits of early intervention outweigh stigma of at-risk labelingThere is an emergent and promising field of research on schizophrenia prevention, yet little is known about the... (Medical News Today)

Our brain's secrets to success?
Discoveries about how the human brain contributes to our success - both as a species and as individuals - are among the first fruit of projects funded under the National Institutes of Health BRAIN... (Medical News Today)

Repairing the brain - Two genes unlock potential for treatment of schizophrenia
Research led by scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) has linked the abnormal behaviour of two genes (BDNF and DTNBP1) to the underlying cause of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vraylar (cariprazine) capsules to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find neuroanatomical signature for schizophrenia
While it is known that the incidence and outward symptoms of schizophrenia are strongly influenced by ethnic factors--for instance, patients from Asian ethnicities are more likely to experience... (Medical News Today)

Antipsychotic drugs linked to brain tissue loss in patients with schizophrenia
Long-term use of antipsychotic medications - particularly first-generation antipsychotics - may be associated with loss of gray matter in the brain, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Psychiatric disorders contribute to violent reoffending in ex-prisoners
A major new longitudinal study suggests a link between psychiatric disorders and the incidence of violent reoffending by ex-prisoners. (Medical News Today)

'But doctor, I'm not ill' - insight in psychotic patients
How do you convince someone with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders that they are ill if they don't want to believe it? (Medical News Today)

Clinical trial shows first treatment for 'emotional flatness' associated with schizophrenia
Results of a clinical trial seem to show the first effective treatment for the negative symptoms - withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy - associated with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Nasal spray device for mental illness
Researchers at the University of Oslo have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. (Medical News Today)

Researchers use brain scans to predict response to antipsychotic medications
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug treatment. (Medical News Today)

Can speech patterns predict psychosis in young adults?
Could computers analyzing speech find a place in the clinic as a means of picking out young people at risk of psychosis? A proof-of-principle study shows they could. (Medical News Today)

Link found between throat microbes and schizophrenia
Researchers have revealed that the microscopic organisms found in the back of the throats of people with schizophrenia are different to those found in healthy individuals. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify signature of microbiomes associated with schizophrenia
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorderIn the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a... (Medical News Today)

US has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to... (Medical News Today)

Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye. (Medical News Today)

IU School of Medicine researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide
People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will... (Medical News Today)

Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye. (Medical News Today)

Study identifies cause of disruption in brain linked to psychiatric disorder
New research has identified the mechanisms that trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

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