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2012-09-27 14:09:45

Fewer than 100 people in the world are known to be affected by a movement disorder called rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP), but its symptoms are life-changing. Seemingly normal young people are suddenly and dramatically unable to control movement of their arms or legs and have trouble speaking or swallowing. A normal life is nearly impossible. RDP is caused by a genetic mutation (ATP1A3) that often runs in families. Now Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers believe that...

2012-08-07 23:17:46

Biomarkers help pinpoint mechanisms, predict outcomes -- NIH studies Scientists have discovered a biological marker that may help to identify which depressed patients will respond to an experimental, rapid-acting antidepressant. The brain signal, detectable by noninvasive imaging, also holds clues to the agent's underlying mechanism, which are vital for drug development, say National Institutes of Health researchers. The signal is among the latest of several such markers, including...

2012-07-20 23:03:29

The relationship between untreated severe mental illness and violence is well-established. At least 10% of homicides and a larger percentage of rampage murders involve a suspect who is mentally ill, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Almost inevitably after the massacres in Tucson, at Virginia Tech and elsewhere, the rampage that left 12 dead and scores wounded early Friday in Aurora, Colorado, raises questions about the relationship of severe...

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2012-06-03 07:22:00

Babies who are born premature have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other mental disorders later on life, scientists from Sweden and the UK claim in a new study. According to Telegraph Health Correspondent Laura Donnelly, the study discovered that the risk is greatest amongst children born following a pregnancy lasting less than 32 weeks. Those infants are three times more likely to be hospitalized as a result of psychiatric problems during adulthood than normal-term babies,...

2012-05-25 05:32:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Behavioral flexibility allows us to modify our behaviors to adjust to circumstances that are similar, but not identical, to previous experiences. Now, a protein necessary for individuals to maintain that flexibility has been identified. The findings may offer new insights into addressing autism and schizophrenia, both of which are known for impaired behavioral inflexibility. Our behavioral flexibility allows us to make necessary changes and, then, successfully...

2012-05-15 21:00:37

Reducing the non-FDA-approved use of antipsychotic drugs may be a way to save money while having little effect on patient care, according to a Penn State College of Medicine study. Researchers say that 57.6 percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications in data from 2003 did not have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the conditions for which the drugs were approved for use. Use of medication for treatments that is not FDA-approved is called off-label use. "Given healthcare...

Key Genes And Prototype Predictive Test For Schizophrenia Identified
2012-05-15 10:17:22

An Indiana University-led research team, along with a group of national and international collaborators, has identified and prioritized a comprehensive group of genes most associated with schizophrenia that together can generate a score indicating whether an individual is at higher or lower risk of developing the disease. Using a convergent functional genomics approach that incorporates a variety of experimental techniques, the scientists also were able to apply a panel of their top genes...

2012-05-02 13:30:37

Although the two disorders may seem dissimilar, epilepsy and psychosis are associated. Individuals with epilepsy are more likely to have schizophrenia, and a family history of epilepsy is a risk factor for psychosis. It is not known whether the converse is true, i.e., whether a family history of psychosis is a risk factor for epilepsy. Multiple studies using varied investigative techniques have shown that patients with schizophrenia and patients with epilepsy show some similar structural...


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