Psychology & Psychiatry

Food preservative enhances schizophrenia treatment

The common food preservative sodium benzoate improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia patients, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial ...

Neuroscience

Rare forms of 'thunder' protein may be linked to schizophrenia

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified rare genetic variations in a protein called Thorase, which is responsible for breaking down receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. By targeting ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Social phobia linked to autism and schizophrenia

New Swinburne research shows that people who find social situations difficult tend to have similar brain responses to those with schizophrenia or autism.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nutrition may play a key role in early psychosis treatment

Early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, new research from Australia has found, potentially presenting new avenues for improving health among the millions of people affected worldwide.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds infection and schizophrenia symptom link

If a mother's immune system is activated by infection during pregnancy, it could result in critical cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia in her offspring, a University of Otago study has revealed.

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