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Schizophrenia is a chronic debilitating disorder which affects more than two million Americans, and millions more worldwide. While significant progress has been made in understanding the disease and developing treatments, there remains a significant unmet medical need. More than 50% of patients switch their medication in a given year due to either poor response or the experience of adverse events.
Scientists achieve closest view of working nerve synapses using custom-built microscope

Scientists achieve closest view of working nerve synapses using custom-built microscope

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Defect in non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children

Defect in non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children

New research project unravels disease mechanisms of schizophrenia

New research project unravels disease mechanisms of schizophrenia

Brain networks at rest appear to be in state of potentiation for action, study suggests

Brain networks at rest appear to be in state of potentiation for action, study suggests

Rutgers opens first-episode psychosis outpatient clinic for young adults

Rutgers opens first-episode psychosis outpatient clinic for young adults

Chinese famine studies show no increase in chronic diseases except for schizophrenia

Chinese famine studies show no increase in chronic diseases except for schizophrenia

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

Brain cells work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, research finds

CAMH study measures impact of hospital-wide tobacco-free policy on attitudes and adverse events

CAMH study measures impact of hospital-wide tobacco-free policy on attitudes and adverse events

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Specialized nerve cells play key role in controlling information flow in the brain, study finds

Specialized nerve cells play key role in controlling information flow in the brain, study finds

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

Scientists gain new insight into early brain pathology of schizophrenia using adult skin cells

Scientists gain new insight into early brain pathology of schizophrenia using adult skin cells

Researchers identify genetic variants that may contribute to schizophrenia

Researchers identify genetic variants that may contribute to schizophrenia

Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders

Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis