Genetic Research Reveals Eight Distinct Types Of

Genetic Research Reveals Eight Distinct Types Of Schizophrenia

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own unique set of symptoms, according to new research published online Monday in The...

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Schizophrenia Dilip Jeste
2014-08-21 02:45:56

Scott LaFee and Christina Johnson, University of California, San Diego Research suggests mental illness doesn’t preclude enjoying life Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study is published online this week in the journal Schizophrenia Research. “People...

schizophrenia twilight zone
2014-08-19 02:30:56

Dan Gaffney, University of Sydney People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the finding by a University of Sydney research team is the first to illustrate the inability to initiate goal-directed behavior common in people with schizophrenia. The...

Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-23 06:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered more than 100 genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia in research that could provide new insight into how the condition is caused and could be the catalyst for new treatment options. Writing in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers led by Dr. Michael O'Donovan of the Cardiff University School of Medicine conducted what is being called the largest genomic study yet published...

2014-07-21 09:41:42

University of Cambridge A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients' cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did not appear to have any effect. As we age, our brains naturally lose some of their volume – in other...

2014-06-04 15:16:22

The Lancet New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The results come from a unique study, led by Dr Seena Fazel, at Oxford University, UK, which analyses long-term adverse outcomes – including conviction for a violent crime (such as homicide or bodily harm) premature death (before the age of 56), and death by...

New Cellular Study Indicates Schizophrenia Begins In The Womb
2014-05-14 10:13:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a large team of American researchers has revealed evidence that schizophrenia may originate during fetal development in the womb. For the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers analyzed neurons grown in the laboratory from the skin cells of individuals with schizophrenia. The study team noted in its report that these neurons behaved strangely and a similar type of neuronal development in the...

2014-04-30 09:46:46

In research published today in Molecular Psychiatry, a multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology. The team, the product of an ongoing collaboration between Professors W. Richard McCombie of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Aiden Corvin of Trinity College, Dublin, studied a type of gene...

2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

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