Genetic deletion boosts schizophrenia risk by 30X

A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion shows why.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: schizophrenia brains health-and-medicine nerve-cells

Physical stuff keeps folks with serious mental illness out of work

People with serious mental illness perceive their physical health as a greater barrier to employment, a study finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: depression schizophrenia anxiety jobs disabilities bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine

Early schizophrenia treatment doesn’t slow the disease

Despite the view that early schizophrenia treatment can help prevent mental decline, new research shows that's not the case.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Feb. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: schizophrenia health-and-medicine psychosis

Pet dogs in childhood may cut schizophrenia risk

Exposure to a dog before the age of 13 may lessen the chance a person will develop schizophrenia, researchers report.

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
Dec. 27, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: dogs schizophrenia brains featured science-and-technology

Immune cells repair our brains while we sleep

"...the signals in our brain that modulate the sleep and awake state also act as a switch that turns the immune system off and on."

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: autism dementia schizophrenia brains health-and-medicine immune-systems microglia

People with mental health disorders amend the descriptions

People with diagnosed mental health disorders got to give input on diagnostic guidelines for the first time. Here's what they changed.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: depression schizophrenia anxiety emotions bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine stigma

Brain networks change position over time

Brain networks may be "like coworking spaces, where people move in and out and there are different jobs being performed at any given time."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
July 9, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: schizophrenia neurons brains science-and-technology

Machine learning says ‘sound words’ predict psychosis

Two variables—including more frequent use of words related to sound—can predict whether an at-risk person will later develop psychosis with 93% accuracy.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
June 17, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning schizophrenia speech communication prediction featured health-and-medicine languages sounds psychosis

New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience drug-discovery neuroscience psychiatry schizophrenia

Growing up in poverty doubles risk of psychosis disorder later

Growing up in a poor urban neighborhood doubles the risk of developing a psychosis disorder by middle age, a 30-year study of nearly 4,000 families shows.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
May 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: poverty schizophrenia bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine neighborhoods socioeconomic-status psychosis

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