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Major Brain Similarities Found In Bipolar Disorder And Schizophrenia

Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Beaumont Hospital have conducted a study which has found striking brain similarities in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The research has also pinpointed for the first time that a process which controls how information is transmitted from neuron to neuron in the brain is altered […]

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Switching Anti-Psychotic Medications May Reduce Cardiovascular Or Metabolic Side Effects

Patients experiencing cardiovascular or metabolic side effects while taking an antipsychotic medication may fare better if they switch to a different medication provided they are closely monitored, according to an NIMH-funded study. The study was published online ahead of print July 18, 2011, in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Guy A. Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D.

‘De Novo Mutations’ Provide New Genetic Clues For The Causes Of Schizophrenia

De novo mutations – genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents – are more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in normal individuals, according to an international group of scientists led by Dr. Guy A. Rouleau of the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital. The discovery, published today inNature Genetics, […]

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Early Interventions For Schizophrenia Look Promising, But Hard Evidence Remains Inconclusive

Schizophrenia is a chronic illness that most often comes on in late adolescence or young adulthood and can devastate patients’ lives. Many physicians and researchers believe that early intervention can increase the chances for recovery, reduce recurrences and even prevent the warning signs of psychosis from progressing to the actual disease. Yet, a systematic review […]

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Researcher Jejoong Kim

Brain Imaging Study Identifies Specific Area Associated With Social Cognition Deficits In Schizophrenia

Understanding the actions of other people can be difficult for those with schizophrenia. Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that impairments in a brain area involved in perception of social stimuli may be partly responsible for this difficulty. In findings published in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers found that a particular brain area, the posterior […]

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Researcher Carsten Wrosch

Coping Style Significantly Impacts Life Satisfaction Of Primary Caregiver Of Mentally Ill Family Member

Caring for a family member with a mental illness can be a taxing experience marked by personal sacrifices and psychological problems. A new study from Concordia University, AMI-Québec and the University of British Columbia has found family caregivers can experience high levels of stress, self-blame, substance abuse and depressive symptoms – unless they refocus their […]

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