Schizophrenia News

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 ...

Cancer Survival Rates Low for Those With Serious Mental Illness

April 5th, 2014
Cancer Survival Rates Low for Those With Serious Mental IllnessIndividuals with severe mental illness are less likely to survive cancer than those without a mental disorder, according to a new study by King’s College ...

Neural Dysfunction Tied to Schizophrenia Symptoms

April 3rd, 2014
Neural Dysfunction Tied to Schizophrenia SymptomsPeople with schizophrenia misinterpret what they see and experience in the world, and new research provides insight into brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. Researchers at the ...

No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and Empathy

March 17th, 2014
No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and EmpathyNew research suggests that contagious yawning is not connected with empathy, a finding that refutes earlier hypotheses. Investigators from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation discovered contagious yawning ...

New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar Psychosis

March 17th, 2014
New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar PsychosisResearchers have discovered a gene that is likely to play a role in the risk of psychosis in bipolar disorders. The condition involves recurrent episodes of mania and ...

Mimicry Impaired in Those With Schizophrenia

March 16th, 2014
Mimicry Impaired in Those With SchizophreniaSchizophrenia patients have an impaired ability to imitate, and this may be one of the main reasons for their difficulties with social interaction, according to a brain-mapping study conducted ...

Slight Delay Can Make for Better Decisions

March 10th, 2014
Slight Delay Can Make for Better DecisionsNew research has found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing a decision by a mere fraction of a second. "Decision making isn't always easy, and sometimes we ...

Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health Problems

March 9th, 2014
Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health ProblemsA new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. The survey, led by Orygen Youth Health ...

Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems

March 4th, 2014
Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems Researchers from Indiana University (IU) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to psychiatric and academic ...

Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence

February 26th, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Often Victims of Violence A new study clarifies the relationship between mental illness and criminal violence, as researchers discover almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims ...