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An excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia.
Multiple genes contribute to risk for schizophrenia and appear to function in pathways related to transmission of signals in the brain and immunity.
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Experts from The University of Manchester have revealed their findings from the most in-depth study ever to take place in the UK into the tragic instances of child killing by parents, known as filicide.
Professor of neurology, physician, and author Oliver Sacks M.D. has outlined case studies of hallucinations of musical notation, and commented on the neural basis of such hallucinations, in a new paper for the neurology journal Brain.
New genetic factors predisposing to schizophrenia have been uncovered in five families with several affected relatives.
Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.
Since the 1960s, psychiatrists have been hunting for substances made by the body that might accumulate in abnormally high levels to produce the symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
Many lines of evidence indicate that schizophrenia is a disorder of neurodevelopment.
Some of the dramatic differences seen among patients with schizophrenia may be explained by a single gene that regulates a group of other schizophrenia risk genes.