Schizophrenia

Study locates brain areas for understanding metaphors in healthy and schizophrenic people
September 7, 2019
Scientists have used MRI scanners to discover the parts of the brain which understand metaphors, in both healthy volunteers and people with schizophrenia. They found that people with schizophrenia employ different brain circuits to overcome initial lack of understanding. The researchers hope this...
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Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted
August 12, 2019
New research examines the brains of people with schizophrenia and finds disrupted patterns of expression in genes linked with sleep-wake cycles.
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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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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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Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms
September 18, 2018
Schizophrenia is a complex mental condition that is still not fully understood in terms of how brain circuitry links up to behavioral symptoms. Now, however, scientists seem to have found a way to make some of the symptoms disappear.
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