Genetics

Progress in refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

The study, published today in Genome Biology and funded by the Medical Research Council, combined genetic sequence information with measures of gene regulation in schizophrenia patients and matched controls.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exercise can tackle symptoms of schizophrenia

Aerobic exercise can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according to a new study from University of Manchester researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds visual and tactile processing deficits in schizophrenia

A new study out today in the journal Translational Psychiatry sheds further light on the idea that schizophrenia is a sensory disorder and that individuals with the condition are impaired in their ability to process stimuli ...

Genetics

Gene fault identified in people with schizophrenia

(Medical Xpress)—A large team of researchers from the U.S., Sweden, Finland and the U.K. has identified a gene fault that appears to be unique to people with schizophrenia and other neural diseases. In their paper published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

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 visual hallucinations, whereas ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Recognizing the uniqueness of individuals with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an extremely variable psychiatric disorder that is diagnosed based on the presence of specific symptoms. Thomas Wolfers and André Marquand of Radboud university medical center investigated how much the brains ...

Neuroscience

Resynchronizing neurons to erase schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, an often severe and disabling psychiatric disorder, affects approximately 1 percent of the world's population. While research over the past few years has suggested that desynchronization of neurons may be the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Remission of schizophrenia seen with amisulpride, clozapine

(HealthDay)—Remission can be achieved for most cases of schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder with amisulpride and clozapine, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the The Lancet Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Predicting work status in patients with schizophrenia

Osaka University-led Japanese researchers clarified that intellectual deterioration (IQ decline) was related to work status in patients with schizophrenia. The researchers also proposed a method for estimating probabilities ...

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