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Services fail to treat prisoners with schizophrenia - increasing risk of violent reoffending
Source: Mental Health News From Medical News Today [2013.11.20]
New research from Queen Mary University of London shows released prisoners with schizophrenia are three times more likely to be violent than other prisoners, but only if they receive no treatment or follow-up support from mental health services. Maintaining psychiatric treatment both during imprisonment and after release can substantially reduce the risk of violent reoffending.
Abnormal neural activity linked to schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.10.18]
Neuroscientists have discovered abnormal neural activity in the brain that may cause people with schizophrenia to experience unorganized thought processes, according to a study published in the journal Neuron.
MIND Institute to participate in international study of schizophrenia in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.10.09]
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will participate in an international consortium spanning four continents that will study the genetics of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome through a four-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the International Consortium on Brain and Behavior in 22q11.
How brain cell connections get cemented early in life could aid understanding of autism, schizophrenia, intellectual disability
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2013.09.24]
When we're born, our brains aren't very organized. Every brain cell talks to lots of other nearby cells, sending and receiving signals across connections called synapses.But as we grow and learn, things get a bit more stable. The brain pathways that will serve us our whole lives start to organize, and less-active, inefficient synapses shut down.But why and how does this happen?
Awareness Information Net model and management approach for schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.21]
Schizophrenia is a potentially debilitating mental illness affecting a person's thought processes, perception, language and sense of oneself. Globally, 7 out of every 1000 are affected, accounting for 24 million patients.
Shared mechanisms in fragile X syndrome, autism and schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.20]
Several psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disabilities share the same brain cell abnormalities: the contacts (synapses) between brain cells are poorly developed and not functional.
Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2013.09.20]
Title: Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia
Category: Health News
Created: 9/19/2013 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Abnormalities in the white matter in schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.18]
Just as wires must be insulated to effectively carry electrical impulses, nerve cells must be insulated by myelin to effectively transmit neural impulses. Using typical magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, one can visually distinguish parts of the brain that look white and parts that look gray.
Oxytocin shows evidence of therapeutic value for autism and schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.18]
The hormone oxytocin could play a role in treating psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a review article in the September Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
Study reveals how schizophrenia affects the brain
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.16]
Scientists have discovered how schizophrenia and the use of anti-psychotic drugs can impact brain tissue by reviewing progressive data from brain scans, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.Researchers from the University of Iowa, led by psychiatry professor Nancy Andreasen, analyzed 202 MRI scans of patients who suffer from the mental disorder.
Cell transplants may be a novel treatment for schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.09.11]
Research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio suggests the exciting possibility of using cell transplants to treat schizophrenia.Cells called "interneurons" inhibit activity within brain regions, but this braking or governing function is impaired in schizophrenia.
What is the brain telling us about the diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.09.09]
We live in the most exciting and unsettling period in the history of psychiatry since Freud started talking about sex in public.
Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2013.04.08]
Title: Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/5/2013 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Antioxidant May Prevent Neuron Loss In Schizophrenia And Depression
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.03.15]
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) deficits have been implicated in schizophrenia and depression. In schizophrenia, deficits have been particularly well-described for a subtype of GABA neuron, the parvalbumin fast-spiking interneurons. The activity of these neurons is critical for proper cognitive and emotional functioning.
Schizophrenia Quiz: Test Your Mental Health IQ
Source: MedicineNet clozapine Specialty [2012.04.24]
Title: Schizophrenia Quiz: Test Your Mental Health IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 1/26/2011 2:23:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2012 5:23:39 PM
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
Source: MedicineNet clozapine Specialty [2011.11.01]
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/1/2011 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.
New genetic risk factor identified for severe psychiatric illness
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.11.21]
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3. The findings are published online in Nature Communications.
Research reveals new roles for estrogen and finds potential biomarker for maternal stress
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2013.11.13]
Research released demonstrates unexpected roles that sex hormones may play in the cognitive function of females, including memory and interpreting social cues. Additionally, a chemical identified in pregnant mice may provide insight into developmental disorders, such as schizophrenia.
Study looks at left-handedness and psychosis
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.11.01]
Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain. A new study out today in SAGE Open finds that among those with mental illnesses, left-handers are more likely to suffer from psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia than mood disorders.
News from the 2013 American Society of Human Genetics conference
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2013.10.28]
INVESTIGATING THE GENETIC MECHANISM BEHIND DELUSIONS IN SCHIZOPHRENICSSESSION 15 - Psychiatric Disease: GWAS to GenesSpeaker: Mariela Zeledon, Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineJohns Hopkins researchers say they have identified changes in a person's DNA sequence that can affect what kinds of schizophrenia symptoms they...
Psychiatric Disorders May Be Linked To Protein Involved In Memory Formation
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.06.18]
Researchers have discovered a pathway by which the brain controls a molecule critical to forming long-term memories and connected with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.The discovery was made by a team of scientists led by Alexei Morozov, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Networks Of Neurons Identified In The Brain That Are Disrupted In Psychiatric Disease
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.05.27]
Studying the networks of connections in the brains of people affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disease or depression has allowed Dr. Peter Williamson, from Western University, to gain a better understanding of the biological basis of these important diseases. Dr.
Flu In Pregnancy Increases Child's Risk Of Bipolar Disorder
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2013.05.09]
Women who catch the flu during pregnancy may put their child at increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry.In the past, studies have demonstrated a link between gestational influenza and schizophrenia in offspring, showing that a mother's flu during pregnancy may increase a child's risk of schizophrenia.