Schizophrenia

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.
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder that causes people to think, feel and perceive the world differently to the general population. It is characterized by episodes of psychosis, usually with hallucinations or delusions.

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New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

Study reveals information about risk genes in schizophrenia

Study reveals information about risk genes in schizophrenia

Study investigates characteristics of high utilizers for psychiatric hospital services

Study investigates characteristics of high utilizers for psychiatric hospital services

Researchers use powerful X-rays to analyze brain tissues of schizophrenia patients

Researchers use powerful X-rays to analyze brain tissues of schizophrenia patients

Maturation of 'mini brain' organoids matches human brain development

Maturation of 'mini brain' organoids matches human brain development

Researchers identify a neural pathway critical to correcting behavioral errors

Researchers identify a neural pathway critical to correcting behavioral errors

Mental illness in early life linked with poorer health and advanced aging in adulthood

Mental illness in early life linked with poorer health and advanced aging in adulthood

Simulating an overactive autoimmune response leads to changes in the brain region

Simulating an overactive autoimmune response leads to changes in the brain region

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Study: Neuron structures are dissimilar between the brain areas in every individual

Study: Neuron structures are dissimilar between the brain areas in every individual

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

Using machine learning to identify patients with a mix of psychotic and depressive symptoms

Using machine learning to identify patients with a mix of psychotic and depressive symptoms

UiB professor receives 12 million NOK to study the relation between psychosis and criminal insanity

UiB professor receives 12 million NOK to study the relation between psychosis and criminal insanity

New study looks at signs of mental suffering and their association with dreams during pandemic

New study looks at signs of mental suffering and their association with dreams during pandemic

People with severe mental disorders have higher risk of death from COVID-19

People with severe mental disorders have higher risk of death from COVID-19

CU Boulder research offers clues to why psychiatric drugs help only some people

CU Boulder research offers clues to why psychiatric drugs help only some people

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Study uncovers genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders

Study uncovers genetic similarities between PTSD and other mental health disorders

Adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience decline in IQ

Adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience decline in IQ