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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.
LGC licenses first DNA test for response to schizophrenia treatment from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

LGC licenses first DNA test for response to schizophrenia treatment from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Anxiety disorders increase risk of suicidal thoughts

Anxiety disorders increase risk of suicidal thoughts

MRI helps early diagnosis of schizophrenia

MRI helps early diagnosis of schizophrenia

Fndings shed some light on the brain mechanisms involved in schizophrenia

Fndings shed some light on the brain mechanisms involved in schizophrenia

Faulty gene may identify those at risk of schizophrenia

Faulty gene may identify those at risk of schizophrenia

Teens with missing part of a chromosome confirm genetic role in schizophrenia

Teens with missing part of a chromosome confirm genetic role in schizophrenia

Dopamine link to psychiatric and neurological disorders

Dopamine link to psychiatric and neurological disorders

Protein Oct-6 is not a biological marker for schizophrenia

Protein Oct-6 is not a biological marker for schizophrenia

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

Evidence is mounting to link toxoplasmosis with schizophrenia

New information regarding the genetic, cellular and neurological bases of susceptibility to autism and schizophrenia

New information regarding the genetic, cellular and neurological bases of susceptibility to autism and schizophrenia

First direct clues about how the brain alters the state of consciousness during sleep

First direct clues about how the brain alters the state of consciousness during sleep

Nicotine has an unusual psychological property that may drive dependence

Nicotine has an unusual psychological property that may drive dependence

Delaying having children defies nature and risks heartbreak

Delaying having children defies nature and risks heartbreak

New study details side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia

New study details side effects of five medications that are currently used to treat people with schizophrenia

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Link between CAPON gene and schizophrenia

Link between CAPON gene and schizophrenia

A quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor

A quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be the key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor

People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes

People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes

Therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs are resurfacing

Therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs are resurfacing

Young people self-diagnose mental illness

Young people self-diagnose mental illness