Psychology & Psychiatry

Gene links risk of psychiatric disease to reduced synapse numbers

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'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 in The BMJ today.

Medical research

Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms

Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That's what's suggested in a study led by Kai-Florian Storch, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds high Rx burden for bipolar patients

A study of 230 patients with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms were severe enough to warrant admission to a Rhode Island psychiatric hospital in 2010 reveals that more than a third were there despite taking four or more psychiatric ...

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