The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds ‘sound’ words predict psychosis

Related video A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with sound. A paper published by the journal npj Schizophrenia published the findings by scientists at Emory University and Harvard University. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method […]

Neuroscientists use novel technology-based tools to predict schizophrenia

Related video Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects about 1% of the population,is a leading cause of functional disability in the United States. Typically diagnosis has hinged on the display of visible “positive symptoms” such as hallucinations and delusions, but one key to earlier identification and treatment is a recognition of negative symptoms, and University […]

Randomized controlled trial introduces new psychotherapeutic approach to schizophrenia

Related video A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics introduces a new psychotherapeutic approach to schizophrenia, based on psychological well-being. Negative symptoms are frequent in patients with schizophrenia and are associated with marked impairments in social functioning. The efficacy of drug-based treatments and psychological interventions on primary negative symptoms […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Related video Differences in the brain Controlling chemicals A potential prevention method The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that may alleviate schizophrenia. Many […]

Study: Many patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of fifty

Related video Patients fall between two chairs The study Background for the results: Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their […]

Patients with both schizophrenia and epilepsy die alarmingly early

Related video Patients who suffer from schizophrenia and epilepsy are particularly vulnerable. In the study, the researchers followed more than 1,5 mio. people and classified them according to whether they were diagnosed with epilepsy, schizophrenia or the combination of epilepsy and schizophrenia on their twenty-fifth birthday. “There was an exceedingly high mortality rate among people […]

Viral infections during pregnancy linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Related video Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schizophrenia, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. The USask research, published in the journal eNeuro, found that young adult rats, exposed to a simulated viral infection in utero, displayed […]