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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 identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

UCLA study characterizes brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

UCLA study characterizes brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Study identifies first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa

Study identifies first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa

People with severe mental illness have higher risk for cardiovascular disease, study reveals

People with severe mental illness have higher risk for cardiovascular disease, study reveals

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

Research lays groundwork to develop realistic ‘biomimetic neuroprosthetics’

New organoid ‘fusion’ technique helps observe complex interactions between diverse brain regions

New organoid ‘fusion’ technique helps observe complex interactions between diverse brain regions

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Experts find benefits of antipsychotic medications to be much greater than side effects

Experts find benefits of antipsychotic medications to be much greater than side effects

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Discovery of signaling pathway offers new functional framework for treating schizophrenia

Discovery of signaling pathway offers new functional framework for treating schizophrenia

Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors

Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors

Study finds uneven distribution of telemedicine services for mental health in rural areas

Study finds uneven distribution of telemedicine services for mental health in rural areas

Paternal age at conception may affect social skills of children, study suggests

Paternal age at conception may affect social skills of children, study suggests

Research reveals how alterations in excitation/inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders

Research reveals how alterations in excitation/inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders

Study finds increase in illicit cannabis use and disorders after states passed medical marijuana laws

Study finds increase in illicit cannabis use and disorders after states passed medical marijuana laws

Study underscores need for genetic screening to improve safety of experimental stem cell treatments

Study underscores need for genetic screening to improve safety of experimental stem cell treatments

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients