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2 in 5 people with schizophrenia attempt suicide

Futurity: Research News - ‎7 hours ago‎
“Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors for suicide attempts, those with schizophrenia had six times the odds of having attempted suicide in comparison to those without schizophrenia,” says Esme Fuller-Thomson, a professor at the ...

Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia

Live Science - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say.

Heptares plans PhII Alzheimer's, schizophrenia trials after M1 agonist clears first clinical test

FierceBiotech - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Heptares is gearing up to advance a candidate from its muscarinic M1 receptor agonist program into Phase II in patients with Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia or Lewy body dementia. While specifics of which drug to aim at which indication are still ...
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Alkermes' ALKS 3831 in 2nd Phase III Study for Schizophrenia

Nasdaq - ‎9 hours ago‎
announced that it has initiated the second phase III study, ENLIGHTEN-2 on ALKS 3831 for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase III study will evaluate the weight-gain profile of ALKS 3831, ...
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Two in 5 individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Toronto, ON - A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), released today, found that those with schizophrenia who'd been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide.

Rexulti Under Consideration as Maintenance Schizophrenia Treatment

Pharmacy Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
The FDA has accepted for review Otsuka and Lundbeck's supplemental new drug application for a label update to brexipiprazole (Rexulti).

No Link Between Schizophrenia Risk, Smaller Subcortical Brain Volumes

Psychiatry Advisor - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Because brain volumes and schizophrenia are both affected by genetics, and because schizophrenia correlates with smaller subcortical brain volumes, the researchers investigated whether smaller brain volumes and schizophrenia share any genetic effects.

Mum 'driven insane' by schizophrenia drug after blundering pharmacy prescribed wrong tablets - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
A traumatised mum thought she was going "insane" after a blundering pharmacy gave her drugs used to treat SCHIZOPHRENIA. Henryka Barszczowska, 60, sought treatment for restless legs syndrome but was mistakenly given anti-psychotic drug ...

Holocaust Survivors May Have Faced Greater Risk for Schizophrenia (blog) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
People who survived the Holocaust faced a significantly greater risk for developing schizophrenia compared to those who were indirectly affected, according to a new comprehensive study conducted at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Mother in Yorkshire accidentally given pills to treat schizophrenia

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
A mother with restless leg syndrome thought she was going 'insane' after mistakenly taking drugs to treat schizophrenia for over a month after a pharmacy handed her the wrong prescription. Henryka Barszczowska, 60, was given anti-psychotic drug ...

Study Explores Gene Linked to Schizophrenia (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A variant in a gene that escalates synaptic pruning—a process that removes neurons from the brain that are no longer useful—could be linked to schizophrenia, according to a large study published in Nature. Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the adult ...

Schizophrenia Misconceptions Prompt Experts To Request Name Change For The Mental Illness

Parent Herald - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Many people equate schizophrenia with delusions, hallucinations and violent behavior. Some people even believe that the disease is only caused by genetics.

Retiree with schizophrenia given 21 months' supervised probation for maid abuse

Channel News Asia - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
SINGAPORE: A retiree was sentenced to 21 months of supervised probation on Wednesday (Feb 10), after it surfaced in court that her schizophrenia and depressive symptoms had “contributed significantly” to her abuse of a domestic helper. Lum Wai Lui, 75, ...

No genetic link between smaller subcortical brain volumes and risk for schizophrenia Georgia State University

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
There is no evidence of genetic overlap between risk for schizophrenia and brain volume measures, according to researchers in a global study that examined the genes that drive the development of schizophrenia. That was the key finding in a ...

Schizophrenia: Important Facts About This Serious Mental Disease

INSCMagazine (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Schizophrenia is a severe and chronic mental disorder that affects person's ability to think and act clearly, manage emotions, or interact with other individuals.
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Schizophrenia breakthrough: scientists shed light on biological cause

Medical News Today - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
In what has been hailed a "breakthrough" in schizophrenia research, scientists from Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute and Boston Children's Hospital - all in Massachusetts - have discovered how a gene called complement component 4 (C4) plays ...
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Genetic study gives insight into schizophrenia

BioNews - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A gene involved in managing the connections between brain cells appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. While previous research had shown that schizophrenia has a genetic component, this is the first time that a ...
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Schizophrenia gene identified as chromosome 6 in landmark study

Metro - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Scientists may have just discovered what causes Schizophrenia and the very gene that triggers it. In a startling discovery, researchers pinpointed the very brain mechanism that triggers the condition - chromosome 6. The study, carried out by scientists ...

Negative symptoms, anxiety common in youth with higher genetic risk for schizophrenia

Healio - ‎13 hours ago‎
Although individual loci have small effects on risk, multiple-loci approaches show that, cumulatively, alleles on current [genome-wide association study] platforms explain one-half to one-third of the genetic risk for schizophrenia,” Hannah J. Jones ...

'Relatives of schizophrenia patients share genetic risk'

Times of India - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Jaipur: Healthy relatives of schizophrenia patients share the similar genetic risk for developing schizophrenia, shows a study published in Indian Journal of Psychiatry, which bagged Marfatia Award of Indian Psychiatric Society for the year 2015.