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Scientists discover important communication mechanism between two brain areas implicated in schizophrenia

Disruptions in an inhibitory brain circuit between the thalamus and prefrontal cortex may underlie cognitive disorders such as schizophrenia ...

TSRI Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

LA JOLLA, CA – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers ...

Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning In Individuals with Schizophrenia

Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning In Individuals with Schizophrenia ... Full story

Brain networks differ among those with severe schizophrenia, CAMH study shows

TORONTO – People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. ... Full story

Rat Brains Point to Lead's Role in Schizophrenia

A study of the brains of rats exposed to lead has uncovered striking similarities with what is known about the brains of human schizophrenia patients, adding compelling evidence that lead is a factor in the onset of schizophrenia. ... Full story

Abnormal Brain Rhythms Tied to Problems with Thinking in Schizophrenia

Study of Unique Mouse Model Shows Cognitive Deficits May Be Reversible ... Full story

Curtailing worry reduces key schizophrenia symptom

Delusions of persecution in psychiatric patients can be reduced with just six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new clinical trial has found. Using CBT in this way could potentially help to prevent mental illnesses occurring in at-risk people. ... Full story

Schizophrenia research first

Associate Professor Murray Cairns has received an $800,000 2014/15 NSW Genomics Collaborative Grant to explore better treatments for schizophrenia. ... Full story

Widespread Dopamine Deficits Found in Brains of Patients with Schizophrenia

Columbia researchers have found evidence of reduced levels of the transmitter dopamine in the frontal cortex of patients with schizophrenia. This deficit, which affects the ability of the frontal cortex to become activated when subjects are faced with cognitive demands such as memory tasks, is most likely responsible for the cognitive deficits seen in patients with schizophrenia. ... Full story

Schizophrenia and weight gain: A new explanation?

Cannabinoids may be involved in the weight gain that occurs in people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic olanzapine, according to a pilot study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology by researchers at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM) and Université de Montréal (UdeM). ... Full story

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