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Schizophrenia Genetics Untangled
2014-01-22 15:55:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found a system of genetic mutations and signature patterns underlying schizophrenia, according to two studies published this week in the journal Nature. One study examined gene sequences from 2,500 patients with schizophrenia and 2,500 healthy volunteers. The other study looked for mutations in protein coding genes from over 600 schizophrenia individuals with the disorder along with their...

2014-01-22 12:19:30

Highest risk seen in children who experience suicide in close family members Experiencing a family death in childhood is associated with a small but significant increase in risk of psychosis, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. The researchers say that the risks are highest for children who have experienced a suicide in the 'nuclear family' (brothers, sisters, parents). Previous studies have concluded that the risk of adult disease can be influenced by genetics, lifestyle...

2014-01-21 10:55:45

The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London. Using motion capture technology more commonly found in the film industry, the researchers studied social interactions of patients in a group and analysed the patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication. Publishing in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 20 January), researchers...

2014-01-19 23:02:53

Research Team at VA Boston Healthcare System Uses Latest Technologies in Human DNA Analysis Brockton, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, or 1.1% of the US population over the age of 18. Mental health experts say schizophrenia has long been known to run in families. “Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness with a strong hereditary factor,” states Dr. Lynn DeLisi,...

Comedian Psychotic
2014-01-16 10:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you watch a stand-up comedy special on television or, better yet, go down to your local comedy club – you may literally be watching someone with psychotic personality traits, according to a new study from the British Journal of Psychiatry. The study team found that comedians they analyzed from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States scored higher on measures for psychotic characteristics, such as anti-social...

2014-01-15 16:22:30

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, presents a new special report that explores the evaluation and management of psychosis across a range of disorders and clinical contexts. Among this peer-reviewed series are: -- The Successful Management of Psychosis: Special Report Chairperson Cameron Carter, MD introduces the series and explains why psychosis is one...

2014-01-03 11:30:26

Stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed "junk DNA", might play an important role in schizophrenia. In a study published today in the journal Neuron, a Japanese team revealed that LINE-1 retrotransposons are abnormally abundant in the schizophrenia brain, modify the expression of genes related to schizophrenia during brain development, and may be one of the causes of schizophrenia. Retrotransposons are short sequences of DNA that autonomously amplify and move around the...

Marijuana Schizophrenia Brain
2013-12-16 11:09:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Northwestern University has raised serious concerns for those backing the recent push to decriminalize marijuana. Study researchers found unhealthy changes in the brain structures of heavy marijuana users,  changes that resemble those found in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia. The study looked at daily marijuana use that began between the ages of 16 to 17 and lasted for about three years. At the time of...

2013-11-21 23:31:34

For people with schizophrenia, mortality rate is significantly higher than general population, with suicide the leading cause of death. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Author Janice Holly Booth’s new #1 best-seller, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer,” tells the story of a 22-year-old man with no history of aggression who suddenly murdered his family during one night of psychotically fueled violence. It’s Booth’s first true-crime novel, a genre...


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