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Brain region essential for social memory offers a potential target for autism, schizophrenia, other brain disorders
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.02.25]
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.
Schizophrenia linked to increased risk of autoimmune diseases
Source: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News From Medical News Today [2014.02.25]
People suffering from schizophrenia are at greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of new research from Aarhus University. It appears that infections play a determining role.
Gathering the clues to rare gene variants contributing to schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.02.21]
Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths in their pursuit of identifying schizophrenia risk genes.
Potential new circuit to target to improve understanding of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.02.20]
To answer the seemingly simple question "Have I been here before?" we must use our memories of previous experiences to determine if our current location is familiar or novel.
The connection between memory and schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.02.18]
Many psychiatric disorders are accompanied by memory deficits. Basel scientists have now identified a network of genes that controls fundamental properties of neurons and is important for human brain activity, memory and the development of schizophrenia. Their results have been published in the online edition of the US journal Neuron.The ability to hold transitory information - e.g.
New finding has implications for autism and schizophrenia
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.02.17]
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known protein has a new function: It acts in a biological circuit to determine whether an immature neural cell remains in a stem-like state or proceeds to become a functional neuron.
Schizophrenia risk increases 10-fold with genetic mutation
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.02.14]
Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, have identified a risk gene mutation for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that increases chances of developing the conditions by more than 10-fold. The team says they found this mutation is inherited from a distant but common European ancestor.The international team, led by Prof.
Schizophrenia enters the molecular diagnostics era
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.02.13]
With a drop of blood and some laboratory analyses, doctors have been able to tell patients whether they suffer from diabetes or some sort of cancer. Measuring changes in the cells or molecules of human tissues or fluids, by detecting so-called biomarkers, has aided the diagnosis of various diseases for some time.
U.S. commercial availability of Versacloztm (clozapine, USP) oral suspension for schizophrenia patients announced
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.02.13]
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc has announced U.S. commercial availability of Versacloz™ (clozapine, USP) oral suspension, the first and only oral suspension clozapine for severely ill treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients or those at risk of recurrent suicidal behavior with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests
Source: MedicineNet Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Specialty [2014.02.07]
Title: Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 2/6/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Increased risk of pregnancy and delivery complications in women with schizophrenia
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.02.06]
Women with schizophrenia are nearly twice as likely to experience pre-eclampsia, pre-term birth and other serious pregnancy and delivery complications as women without the condition, a landmark study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital has found.
Cognitive therapy 'an effective treatment option' for schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.02.06]
New research published in The Lancet suggests that cognitive therapy could be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia who cannot or will not take antipsychotic medication.The research team, led by Prof. Anthony Morrison of the University of Manchester and Prof.
Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Schizophrenia Specialty [2014.02.06]
Title: Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 2/6/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
Subgroup of schizophrenia patients with motor disorders identified
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.31]
Researchers led by Marta Barrachina, Institute of Neuropathology of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) have identified a new subgroup of patients suffering from schizophrenia characterized by motor disorders.
New research underscores the genetic complexity in schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.24]
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has announced the publication of two papers in the journal Nature that reveal new information about the genetic complexity underpinning schizophrenia.
Researchers find genetic mutations that may cause schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.23]
According to the World Health Organization, schizophrenia affects around 24 million people globally. It is unknown as to exactly what causes the condition, but an international team of researchers, led by Cardiff University in the UK, has discovered new genetic mutations that may provide further insight into the disorder.
Film-industry technology provides insights into schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.22]
The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London.
How the architecture of the brain shapes its functioning has implications for Alzheimer's, schizophrenia
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.20]
The structure of the human brain is complex, reminiscent of a circuit diagram with countless connections. But what role does this architecture play in the functioning of the brain?
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.
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.
Lower cancer incidence rate in patients with central nervous system disease explained
Source: Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today [2014.02.24]
Epidemiological studies demonstrate that diseases of the central nervous system such as Alzheimer, Parkinson and schizophrenia protect against cancer. The most remarkable example is Alzheimer's disease, which can reduce the risk of suffering from cancer by up to 50%.
Pregnancy: overactive immune system linked to offspring brain damage
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2014.02.07]
In a mouse study, researchers found that fetal mice who were exposed in the womb to a maternal immune system in overdrive - due to an infection or other illness - displayed lasting signs of brain damage into adulthood. And the investigators believe their findings could be relevant to human neurologic diseases, such as schizophrenia and autism.
High oxytocin levels 'trigger oversensitivity to emotions of others'
Source: Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today [2014.01.22]
Oxytocin is commonly referred to as the "love hormone." It plays a significant role in social bonding, and recent studies have shown that the hormone can help people with autism and schizophrenia to better interact with others. But new research suggests that, for healthy young adults, too much oxytocin can result in oversensitivity to the emotions of others.
Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use
Source: Bipolar News From Medical News Today [2014.01.07]
People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use, especially cigarette smoking, and protective factors usually associated with lower rates of substance use do not exist in severe mental illness, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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.