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Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia. ...

Link between schizophrenia and sleep apnoea

New University of Adelaide research at the Lyell McEwin Hospital has shown that people with schizophrenia are 3.4 times more likely to ...

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. ... Full story

Study Finds Brain Marker of Poor Memory in Schizophrenia Patients

Possible key to understanding and treating cognitive symptoms of the disease ... Full story

For young people with schizophrenia, physical and mental exercises offer hope

Workouts appear to trigger ‘Miracle-Gro for the brain’ that restores connections between neurons, UCLA researchers find ... Full story

Risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses three times higher in refugees

A study of 1.3 million people in Sweden found that the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses was three times higher in refugees than in the Swedish-born population. ... Full story

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors. ... Full story

Two in five individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide

Study finds that those with schizophrenia have six times the odds of suicide attempts ... Full story

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 diagnosis and treatment. ... Full story

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 the brains of people at risk of schizophrenia* as well as those already diagnosed with the disease. ... Full story

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