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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.
A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth

Latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Caring for schizophrenics, more action needed

Caring for schizophrenics, more action needed

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

Antipsychotic compound bifeprunox worth USD 1 billion per year to Solvay and Wyeth

Antipsychotic compound bifeprunox worth USD 1 billion per year to Solvay and Wyeth

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

Good evidence that genes play an important role in causing schizophrenia

Good evidence that genes play an important role in causing schizophrenia

Study helps to visualize how brain develops with age

Study helps to visualize how brain develops with age

Magnetic brain therapy may help spinal cord damage

Magnetic brain therapy may help spinal cord damage

Research will test the effectiveness of new drug treatments for the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia

Research will test the effectiveness of new drug treatments for the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Australian Schizophrenia study dispels myths

Australian Schizophrenia study dispels myths

Landscape architects brighten life of elderly patients with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

Landscape architects brighten life of elderly patients with schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness

New Data Show Behavioral Education Program Helps Patients Treated with Antipsychotic Medications Reduce Weight and Improve Overall Wellness