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Study reveals role of dopamine in hippocampus region of brain

Study reveals role of dopamine in hippocampus region of brain

Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has demonstrated, for the first time, the role that dopamine plays in a region of the brain called the hippocampus. [More]
Cognitive dysfunction reflected in schizophrenia healthcare costs

Cognitive dysfunction reflected in schizophrenia healthcare costs

Cognitive dysfunction has direct and indirect effects on healthcare costs in patients with schizophrenia, research suggests. [More]
Neurovance closes $6.3M extension to its series A1 financing round to advance development of EB-1020 SR

Neurovance closes $6.3M extension to its series A1 financing round to advance development of EB-1020 SR

Neurovance, Inc. today announced that it has closed a $6.3 million extension to its series A1 financing round to further advance development of EB-1020 SR, a non-stimulant, for the treatment of all subtypes of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). [More]

FDA clears QbTest for unbiased evaluation of ADHD treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the neuropsychological test - QbTest - developed by the Swedish company Qbtech to aid in the evaluation of treatment interventions in patients with ADHD. [More]

Study on effect of Botox on depression

In the largest randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study to date on the effect of OnabotulinumtoxinA (as known as Botox) on depression, researchers found that more than half of subjects suffering from moderate to severe depression showed a substantial improvement (greater than or equal to 50% of baseline) in their depressive symptoms as measured by the MADRS scale. [More]

Study finds that baclofen drug has potential to prevent cocaine relapse

Relapse is the most painful and expensive feature of drug addiction-even after addicted individuals have been drug-free for months or years, the likelihood of sliding back into the habit remains high. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 40 to 60 percent of addicted individuals will relapse, and in some studies the rates are as high as 80 percent at six months after treatment. [More]
Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. [More]
Experimental anticancer compound appears to reverse behaviors associated with schizophrenia

Experimental anticancer compound appears to reverse behaviors associated with schizophrenia

Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental illness. [More]
Young adults with cardiac risk factors have worse cognitive function in middle age

Young adults with cardiac risk factors have worse cognitive function in middle age

Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. [More]
New study shows anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills associated with increased risk of death

New study shows anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills associated with increased risk of death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. [More]

Elsevier launches open access journal addressing role of cognitive functioning in schizophrenia

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, a new open access journal dedicated to publishing original research, concise research reports, brief reports, letters to the editor, and review papers addressing the role of cognitive functioning in schizophrenia. [More]

Lack of insight linked to disengagement with CBT for psychosis

Lack of insight, poor social functioning and negative symptoms help to predict which patients will drop out of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis, say researchers. [More]

Affective and non-affective psychoses show rural-urban variation

Rates of affective psychosis appear to be increased in more urbanised areas, study findings from France show. [More]

Mirror neuron system faulty in schizophrenia patients

An imaging study suggests that a faulty mirror neuron system could underlie the social dysfunction seen in patients with schizophrenia. [More]

Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, an online open access journal from Elsevier

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, a new open access journal dedicated to publishing original research, concise research reports, brief reports, letters to the editor, and review papers addressing the role of cognitive functioning in schizophrenia. [More]
Study: Depression treatments reduce mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease

Study: Depression treatments reduce mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease

Can treating depression in patients with heart failure help them live longer? That's one of the questions that University of Pittsburgh researchers hope to answer with a new five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]

Research findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall. [More]
Adult day care services may protect family caregivers against harmful effects of stress

Adult day care services may protect family caregivers against harmful effects of stress

Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Austin. [More]
Study finds effectiveness of brief behavioral and mental health programs in pediatric practices

Study finds effectiveness of brief behavioral and mental health programs in pediatric practices

Brief behavioral and mental health programs for children can be effectively provided within pediatric practices as an alternative to being referred to a community specialist, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a National Institutes of Health-funded randomized trial. [More]
Stem cell research opens doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder

Stem cell research opens doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder

What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments for a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide? [More]