News related to Abilify (Aripiprazole) and/or conditions it is approved for
Schizophrenia's genetic 'skyline' rising - suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108
Source: Genetics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.23]
The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been...
Could vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of schizophrenia?
Source: Mental Health News From Medical News Today [2014.07.23]
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health problems. Now, a new study suggests that people who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to develop schizophrenia.
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.07.23]
Title: Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Category: Health News
Created: 7/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
New Schizophrenia Genes Identified
Source: Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines [2014.07.22]
Eighty-three novel genes linked to schizophrenia, including one that also raises the risk for bipolar disorder and alcoholism, have been identified.
Medscape Medical News
Rare gene could increase risk of schizophrenia, alcoholism and bipolar
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2014.07.22]
Scientists from the UK have identified a rare gene variant associated with developing severe chronic conditions such as schizophrenia that could lead to new treatment targets.
Researchers identify more than 80 new genes linked to schizophrenia
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2014.07.22]
An international team of researchers has identified 108 genes - 83 of which were previously undiscovered - associated with schizophrenia, potentially shedding light on its causes.
Vitamin D Blog: Low D Levels in Schizophrenia
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology [2014.07.22]
(MedPage Today) -- Vitamin D-deficient individuals are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia compared with people with levels normally considered sufficient, a meta-analysis found.
Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.07.21]
Title: Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 7/18/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Neuroscientists suggest link between defects in fatty acid transport proteins and schizophrenia, autism
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.07.17]
Using diverse methodologies, neuroscientists from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute report that defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology in some cases of...
Schizophrenia patients have significant impairments in their ability to control working memory
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.07.16]
The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue...
Inflammation in maternal blood linked to schizophrenia in offspring
Source: Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.10]
Maternal inflammation as indicated by the presence in maternal blood of early gestational C-reactive protein - an established inflammatory biomarker - appears to be associated with greater risk for...
Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation
Source: Mental Health News From Medical News Today [2014.07.09]
Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia.
Brain cell development affected by schizophrenia-associated gene variation
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.07.07]
Johns Hopkins researchers have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain.
Schizophrenia risk 'increased by genetic variation'
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.07.07]
Past research has suggested that people with schizophrenia have certain genetic variations. Now, a new study provides clues as to how one variation affects brain cell development.
Unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor has implications for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, depression
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.07.01]
New details on the NMDA receptor could aid development of drugs for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, other neurological disordersResearchers with Oregon Health & Science University's Vollum...
Schizophrenia Quiz: Test Your Mental Health IQ
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.06.30]
Title: Schizophrenia Quiz: Test Your Mental Health IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 1/26/2011 2:23:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/30/2014 5:06:48 PM
Schizophrenia and cannabis use may have genetic link
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.06.25]
New study finds that genes known to increase risk of schizophrenia may also increase likelihood of cannabis use, while not ruling out cannabis use itself as a cause of the disease.
Social behavior tied to activity in specific brain circuit: finding has implications for autism, social anxiety, schizophrenia, depression
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.06.23]
A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially.
Placental marker of prenatal stress linked to brain mitochondrial dysfunction; increased risk for autism, schizophrenia
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.06.20]
When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia increases.
Research points to brain's glutamate signaling in autism, ADHD, schizophrenia
Source: ADHD News From Medical News Today [2014.06.09]
A large new analysis of DNA from thousands of patients has uncovered several underlying gene networks with potentially important roles in autism.
Study links air pollution to autism, schizophrenia
Source: Water - Air Quality / Agriculture News From Medical News Today [2014.06.09]
A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful changes in the brains of mice, including an enlargement...
Premature Death, Suicides Up Among People With Schizophrenia, Study Says
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.06.04]
Title: Premature Death, Suicides Up Among People With Schizophrenia, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 6/4/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.05.30]
Title: Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 5/30/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Researchers find a genetic overlap between schizophrenia and autism
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.04.30]
New mutations - implicated in both schizophrenia and autism - have been identified in genes that play a role in epigenetic regulation, according to a new study.
Source: MedicineNet aripiprazole Specialty [2014.04.11]
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Schizophrenia and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Source: MedicineNet Electroconvulsive Therapy Specialty [2012.02.14]
Title: Schizophrenia and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Category: WebMD Second Source
Created: 11/3/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
Zyprexa in schizophrenia shown to prevent brain loss
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine) was found to decrease brain loss in schizophrenia patients according to the Archives of General Psychiatry.
A new cause of mental disease?
Source: Mental Health News From Medical News Today [2014.07.24]
Astrocytes, the cells that make the background of the brain and support neurons, might be behind mental disorders such as depression and schizophrenia, according to new research by a Portuguese...
Slight decrease in brain volume associated with antipsychotic drugs
Source: Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today [2014.07.23]
A study just published has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.
Sleep Deprivation Mimics Psychosis
Source: Medscape Today Headlines [2014.07.21]
After being kept awake for 24 hours, healthy, sleep-deprived individuals exhibit response deficits that are key markers of schizophrenia.
Medscape Medical News
Researcher aiming to loosen the grip of severe mental illness
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
A neuroscientist at Rutgers University-Newark says the human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest - a finding that could provide a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar...
Children at risk for mental disorders experience communication breakdown in brain networks supporting attention
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.06.10]
Attention deficits are central to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and are thought to precede the presentation of the illnesses.