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People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world.

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that ...

Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Adolescent Mice

Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain ...

Study shows benefits of community treatment of schizophrenia

Researchers at King's College London have led the first randomised trial to rigorously test community-based care for people with schizophrenia in a low-income country. ... Full story

McLean Hospital Researchers Find Inherited Pathway of Risk for Schizophrenia

Belmont, MA - Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling of all psychiatric illnesses. Sadly, it is not uncommon and it strikes early in life. Many studies have looked into causes and potential interventions, and it has been long known that genetic factors play a role in determining the risk of developing schizophrenia. ... Full story

Irish Study Finds Genetic Mutation that Significantly Increases Risk of Developing Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Medical Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have identified a rare genetic mutation which increases the risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder more than ten-fold. Identification of this risk gene gives scientists a strong biological clue as to one of the potential risk mechanisms for these common disorders, which is important as the cause of these conditions is generally poorly understood. ... Full story

Cognitive therapy might be beneficial for people with schizophrenia

For people with schizophrenia who can't or won't take antipsychotic drug treatment, cognitive therapy could be a viable therapeutic alternative, according to a groundbreaking randomised trial published in the Lancet. ... Full story

Cognitive therapy “safe and acceptable” to treat schizophrenia

Researchers from The University of Manchester have shown cognitive therapy can be used as a safe and acceptable alternative treatment to for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who have chosen not to take antipsychotic drugs. ... Full story

NUI Galway Researchers Discover New Risk Factor for Schizophrenia

Research led by NUI Galway and the University of Aberdeen published in the Journal of Cell Science ... Full story

What triggers schizophrenia?

Genetic mutations in people with schizophrenia cluster in specific proteins offering a ‘new window’ into the disorder, according to University scientists. ... Full story

New studies show that many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk

By Veronica Meade-Kelly, Broad Communications - Researchers from the Broad Institute and several partnering institutions have taken a closer look at the human genome to learn more about the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia. ... Full story

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