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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.
First tool to study image brain function at the cellular level

First tool to study image brain function at the cellular level

Janssen Pharmaceutica has sent a letter to health care providers to clarify the risks involved with the use of RISPERDAL®

Janssen Pharmaceutica has sent a letter to health care providers to clarify the risks involved with the use of RISPERDAL®

Drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders appears effective at treating Alzheimer’s disease

Drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders appears effective at treating Alzheimer’s disease

Neuro3d identifies candidate compound

Neuro3d identifies candidate compound

Novel tool that can be used to visualize single neurons in living brain tissue

Novel tool that can be used to visualize single neurons in living brain tissue

Texas Medication Algorithm Project guidelines produce improvements in patients with major depressive disorder

Texas Medication Algorithm Project guidelines produce improvements in patients with major depressive disorder

British people should get out in the sun and not cover up for health reasons

British people should get out in the sun and not cover up for health reasons

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

Brain recordings may shed light on disorders of self-perception such as schizophrenia, stroke and phantom limb syndrome

Brain recordings may shed light on disorders of self-perception such as schizophrenia, stroke and phantom limb syndrome

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