Schizophrenia News

Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

June 9th, 2014
Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia A new research describes how the brains of mice are damaged by exposure to air pollution in early life. The brain damage includes the enlargement of a ...

Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia

June 8th, 2014
Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, SchizophreniaResearchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- raising the possibility ...

Disrupted Attention Networks Tied to Mental Illness Risk in Kids

June 6th, 2014
Disrupted Attention Networks Tied to Mental Illness Risk in KidsNew research finds that children at risk for mental disorders often display a breakdown of brain networks that support attention. Moreover, Wayne State University researchers believe ...

Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in Womb

May 25th, 2014
Skin Cell Research Suggests Schizophrenia Begins in WombNeurons generated from the skin cells of schizophrenia patients behave strangely in the early developmental stages, offering clues that might lead to earlier detection and treatment, according ...

Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood Changes

May 9th, 2014
Smartphone App for Bipolar Detects Early Mood ChangesA new smartphone app may be able to give bipolar patients and their health care providers an early warning before mood swings, according to new research from ...

Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia Patients

May 8th, 2014
Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia PatientsFor older patients with schizophrenia, the risk for developing dementia is twice as high compared to those without the severe mental disease, according to new research from Regenstrief ...

Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart Risk

May 4th, 2014
Weighing Studies on Link Between Mental Disorders, Heart RiskRecent research suggests that a range of different mental disorders may be linked to a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD involves a ...

Those With Adderall Euphoria Less Likely to Develop ADHD, Schizophrenia

April 27th, 2014
Those With Adderall Euphoria Less Likely to Develop ADHD, SchizophreniaPeople with a genetic variant that results in euphoria-like feelings after taking d-amphetamine (the active ingredient in Adderall) have a reduced risk for developing attention ...

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

April 22nd, 2014
Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers less than 10 percent of crimes are directly ...

Brain Proteins in Schizophrenia Active in Rats on PCP

April 13th, 2014
Brain Proteins in Schizophrenia Active in Rats on PCP In a new study involving rats on PCP (angel dust), researchers have identified particular proteins that may be physiological markers of schizophrenia. Understanding these proteins and comparing ...