Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?
May 19, 2019
The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition.
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Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early
May 16, 2019
Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their twe...
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Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia
May 8, 2019
In a series of recently published studies using animals and people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have further characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. And they figured out how to tweak the level using a...
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Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
May 3, 2019
A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies.
More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, ...
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Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
February 13, 2019
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.
Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms
January 31, 2019
Researchers pin down the faulty brain circuitry that drives negative symptom severity in schizophrenia and look at noninvasive methods of targeting and "repairing" this breakdown.
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Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?
January 14, 2019
Scientists have located an intriguing link between schizophrenia and the Epstein-Barr virus, a type of herpes virus. Now, they need to determine which way the risk lies.
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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia
December 9, 2018
New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
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Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
December 7, 2018
Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person's risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct.
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Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise
November 9, 2018
Early diagnosis is key to the effective treatment of schizophrenia. In a recent study, scientists probed neural activity in the hunt for rogue connectivity. Their findings may help clinicians catch schizophrenia before the first psychotic episode....
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