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Four new genetic diseases defined within schizophrenia

Science Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
"A common fallacy is that schizophrenia can be treated as a single disease," says NYU Langone psychiatrist and lead study author Dolores Malaspina, MD.
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Key gene changes reveal four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia - ‎19 hours ago‎
Changes in key genes clearly define four previously unknown conditions within the umbrella diagnosis of schizophrenia, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center published online April 28 in EBioMedicine, a Lancet journal.

Turkey's Changemakers: An extraordinary treatment for schizophrenia patients

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎22 hours ago‎
In addition to medical treatments, complementary treatment methods are also being proposed to schizophrenia patients. Art therapies in psychiatry are well-developed especially in Europe and the U.S.

Antipsychotics in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Psychiatric Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Up to one-third of patients with schizophrenia have persistent psychotic symptoms despite adequate antipsychotic treatment.

Book review: 'Calvin' blends philosophy, romance with schizophrenia

Deseret News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Calvin is convinced he will be cured of schizophrenia if he hikes across frozen Lake Erie and meets Bill Watterson, the author of the famous comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes.

Medical research breakthroughs in schizophrenia showcased in Newcastle

ABC Local - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A breakthrough in schizophrenia research that could revolutionise early diagnosis of the illness has been unveiled at a conference in Newcastle.

'Silent' mutations may contribute to autism, schizophrenia

Spectrum - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The new study supports this notion by showing that people with autism and schizophrenia tend to have synonymous mutations in genomic regions that regulate splicing.

Can this app change schizophrenia treatment?

CNN - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
(CNN) People with schizophrenia often say the disease is an isolating one. They can struggle to connect with loved ones or to find people who understand what they're dealing with.
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EXCLUSIVE: Man arrested for trying to cut cops in Brooklyn was off schizophrenia meds; mother thankful he didn't get ...

New York Daily News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The mother of the emotionally disturbed man arrested for trying to slice cops with a razor in Brooklyn says he refuses to take his meds for schizophrenia - and she is grateful cops didn't shoot him. Jonathan Cordoba, 34, is accused of lunging at a ...

Pitt computational model finds new protein-protein interactions in schizophrenia

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Using a computational model they developed, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered more than 500 new protein-protein interactions (PPIs) associated with genes linked to schizophrenia. The findings, published ...
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The foundations of schizophrenia may be laid down in the womb

New Scientist - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
People who develop schizophrenia may have been born with brains with a different structure. The finding adds further support to the idea that genetics can play a key role in schizophrenia, which involves delusions and hallucinations and is often a ...

Penn State student Cecilia McGough puts a face to schizophrenia, spreads awareness

The Daily Collegian Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
During her senior year of high school, McGough learned a term from her favorite show, “Criminal Minds,” that would forever change her perspective - schizophrenia. One of the FBI unit officers on the show, Dr. Spencer Reid, was experiencing things ...

Emerging Treatments in Schizophrenia

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Schizophrenia is a severely disabling illness, with patients experiencing deficits in a variety of functional domains. While currently available antipsychotics are effective in treating positive symptoms (eg, delusions and hallucinations), they are ...

Effect of pharmacist intervention on physician prescribing in patients with chronic schizophrenia: a descriptive pre ...

BMC Blogs Network - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Although pharmacotherapy is one of the most important treatments for schizophrenia, the prominent levels of antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose regimens used in Japan are thought to be inconsistent with treatment regimens used in other countries.
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Man with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder reported missing - WISC-TV3 - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Tweet. Photo courtesy Juneau County Sheriff's Office. David Holien. MADISON, Wis. -. Juneau County sheriff's officials are looking for a missing and endangered man who suffers from schizophrenia and is bipolar, according to a release.

What It's Like to Be a High-Functioning Schizophrenic

VICE - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Here are some things you need to know about schizophrenia: If you have it, you're forced to question everything, whether it's real or invented by your own mind.

Schizophrenia Stole My Brother. This Is How I Got Him Back. - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Internet returned schizophrenia, and we both scoffed. Schizophrenia was another way of saying crazy, and my brother was not crazy; he just needed to get his life in order.

Powerful Gene Regulator Under-Expressed in Schizophrenia Patients (blog) - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Researchers have discovered that microRNAs - tiny molecules aiding in gene expression - are under-expressed in the brains of patients with schizophrenia. One of these molecules, known as miR-9, was found to be a key player in the risk for the disease.

Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding, breaking the cycle of addiction

Science Daily - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region involved in the brain reward system.

Decision-making deficits in patients with chronic schizophrenia: Iowa Gambling Task and Prospect Valence Learning ...

Dove Medical Press - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
This study used the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and the Prospect Valence Learning (PVL) model to investigate deficits in risk-reward related decision-making in patients with chronic schizophrenia, and to identify decision-making processes that contribute ...