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June 07 2017

Effectiveness of antipsychotic treatments in patients with schizophrenia

A new study examines the comparative effectiveness of antipsychotic treatments for the prevention of psychiatric rehospitalization and treatment failure among a nationwide group of patients with schizophrenia in Sweden.

June 06 2017

Study could help explain link between seizures and psychiatric disorders

Scientists have identified different types of neurons in a brain region called the reticular thalamus. A better understanding of these cells could eventually help explain how both seizures and certain psychiatric disorders can occur at the same time.

June 01 2017

Specific neurons distinguish between reality and imagination

New research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination.

May 30 2017

Assessing and addressing the impact of childhood trauma

People experiencing psychosis become more prone to experiencing unusual thoughts, beliefs, and experiences that make it harder to distinguish reality. For some people experiencing childhood trauma is linked to psychosis. A recent review offers a model of the trauma-psychosis risk cycle that results from experiencing childhood trauma. In this model early childhood trauma interacts with a child's genetic vulnerability and propels some children toward psychosis.

May 24 2017

Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

Study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

May 23 2017

New genetic roots for intelligence discovered

Scientists have made a major advance in understanding the genetic underpinnings of intelligence. Using a large dataset of more than 78,000 individuals with information on DNA genotypes and intelligence scores, the team discovered novel genes and biological routes for intelligence.

City life could present psychosis risk for adolescents

Living in a city could significantly increase young people's vulnerability to psychotic experiences, according to a new study.

May 12 2017

Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease

There is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals.

May 05 2017

Benefits of antipsychotics outweigh risks, find experts

An international group of experts has concluded that, for patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on patients' outcomes or the brain.

May 04 2017

Discovery of new pathway in brain has implications for schizophrenia treatment

Neuroscientists have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects the brain’s NMDA and a7nACh receptors – both associated with learning and memory –– which has significance for development of drugs to treat schizophrenia. Astrocytes are the key elements that link the receptors, say investigators.

April 26 2017

Cannabis use in adolescence linked to schizophrenia

A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder.

April 25 2017

A pilot study of deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has proven its effectiveness in different types of psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Schizophrenia remains one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, with 30 percent of the patients' refractory to the treatment. Study authors hypothesized that DBS may be an effective treatment in patients with refractory schizophrenia. This study's purpose is to describe the protocol and the preliminary results of the first seven cases of schizophrenia treated with DBS.

April 20 2017

Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.

April 11 2017

Mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation identified

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. This ability is called acoustic habituation, and new research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability. The research opens the door to potential new treatments, especially for people who have autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia and who experience disruptions in this ability.

April 07 2017

New medication significantly decreases involuntary movement

Once daily valbenazine significantly reduces involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking for patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder.

April 05 2017

Probiotics benefit in Schizophrenia shaped by yeast infections

In a small pilot study of men with schizophrenia, researchers say they have evidence that adding probiotics -- microorganisms, such as bacteria found in yogurts -- to the patients' diets may help treat yeast infections and ease bowel problems. Probiotics may also decrease delusions and hallucinations, but in the study, these psychiatric benefits mostly affected those without a history of yeast infections.

March 28 2017

Alcohol use in veterans with schizophrenia less common than thought; no level safe

US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their symptoms.

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems

A new study finds that stimulating the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-like thinking problems normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects the rats' ability to estimate the passage of time -- a cognitive deficit that is characteristic in people with schizophrenia.

March 24 2017

Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia

A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they challenge the existing divide between neurology and psychiatry.

March 14 2017

Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia

Researchers are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia. In the very first results, the researchers show that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain's immune cells.
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