Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have increased risk of schizophrenia later in life

Related video Newborns with Vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Queensland report. The discovery could prevent some cases of the disease, and shows that neonatal vitamin D deficiency could possibly account for about 8 per cent of all schizophrenia cases in […]

Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia

Related video Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) Maryland Psychiatric Center (MPRC) and Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), along with researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP), have been awarded a collaborative five-year $1.78 million grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia. The Principal Investigator for the […]

UNLV researchers suggest new way to classify negative symptoms of schizophrenia

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Keep it complex: Study shows that previous research oversimplified Schizophrenia symptoms

Related video The onset of schizophrenia in young adults can put an immediate halt to life goals, with one set of symptoms being particularly debilitating. Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person’s ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently. In a recent study […]

Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Related video A team of researchers from University of Queensland have found that tobacco use is associated with an increased risk of psychotic disorders including schizophrenia. The study titled “Evidence of a Causal Relationship Between Smoking Tobacco and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders,” was published in the latest issue of the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. Image Credit: […]

Genetics can be used to predict schizophrenic patient’s response to antipsychotic drugs

Related video Genetics can be used to predict a patient’s response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The findings were published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. […]