Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment, thanks to research establishing a link between childhood trauma and some of schizophrenia’s most common symptoms. Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; Port Phillip Prison and University Hospital of Gran Canaria […]

Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatment

By Sally Robertson, BScMarch 12, 2018 Researchers have established a link between childhood trauma and common symptoms of schizophrenia that could lead to the development of more sensitive, tailored and effective treatments for young patients with schizophrenia. Credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; […]

Researchers discover 50 new gene regions that increase risk of schizophrenia

February 28, 2018 Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder. The largest of its kind, […]