Schizophrenia News

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 ...

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 ...