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Study Finds Brain Marker of Poor Memory in Schizophrenia Patients

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

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 ...

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

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

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