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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.
Association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia

Association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia

45% of US drug arrests are for marijuana, is this a waste of resources?

45% of US drug arrests are for marijuana, is this a waste of resources?

Report reveals urgent need to improve physical health of people with Schizophrenia

Report reveals urgent need to improve physical health of people with Schizophrenia

Psychotherapy may improve schizophrenic symptoms

Psychotherapy may improve schizophrenic symptoms

Aging population correlates with a switch from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the major cause of morbidity and mortality

Aging population correlates with a switch from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the major cause of morbidity and mortality

Gene may boost schizophrenia risk

Gene may boost schizophrenia risk

Why people get drowsy and fall asleep, and how caffeine blocks that process

Why people get drowsy and fall asleep, and how caffeine blocks that process

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

Breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation

Breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation

FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA issues public health advisory for antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

FDA wants warnings put on antipsychotic drugs

Ephrins may influence learning

Ephrins may influence learning

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Findings could lead to improved treatments for schizophrenics, amphetamine abusers

Florida sues drug company for Medicaid fraud

Florida sues drug company for Medicaid fraud

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

New antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume in patients with first episode of psychosis

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia

Researchers identify biochemical target that could lead to a new class of antibiotics to fight TB

Researchers identify biochemical target that could lead to a new class of antibiotics to fight TB