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Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the disorder itself

New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for ...

Study finds inflammation in the brain is linked to risk of schizophrenia

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry is the first to find that immune cells are more active in ...

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the development of improved strategies for prevention and treatment. ... Full story

Schizophrenia symptoms linked to features of brain’s anatomy​​

By Jim Dryden - Using advanced brain imaging, researchers have matched certain behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia to features of the brain’s anatomy. The findings, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, could be a step toward improving diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. ... Full story

New study suggests hallucinations, alone, do not predict onset of schizophrenia

An analysis of psychological symptoms aims to refine diagnostic criteria for teens at high risk of developing the brain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. ... Full story

Cold case: Malaysian tribe schizophrenia research revived

A 20-year research project into schizophrenia among Malaysian tribal Iban people has been resurrected thanks to a University of Adelaide visiting researcher. ... Full story

Retinal Changes Offer Clues about Brain Pathology of Schizophrenia

Tracking vision fluctuations may help doctors adjust schizophrenia treatment for each patient ... Full story

Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia, autism

Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors, Salk scientists found ... Full story

Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the condition as they grow up

The study opens up new avenues for researchers to explore when developing treatment for the illness, which can be hugely debilitating for children. ... Full story

Signals of schizophrenia

by Henry H. Ong - Abnormal signaling of dopamine – an important neurotransmitter – is implicated in brain disorders such as schizophrenia. Knowing the underlying molecular mechanisms may lead to novel treatments for schizophrenia. ... Full story

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