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 insights into human genetics

New insights into human genetics

Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Researchers reveal neurons responsible for guiding adaptive behavior

Researchers reveal neurons responsible for guiding adaptive behavior

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Digital phenotyping and machine learning can help assess severe mental illness

Doctors develop new data mining method to detect young people with emerging psychosis

Doctors develop new data mining method to detect young people with emerging psychosis

Electroconvulsive therapy can reduce suicide risk by 84% in bipolar patients

Electroconvulsive therapy can reduce suicide risk by 84% in bipolar patients

New study can advance scientific understanding of the function of astrocytes

New study can advance scientific understanding of the function of astrocytes

UIC receives grant to better prepare doctors to treat substance use, mental health conditions

UIC receives grant to better prepare doctors to treat substance use, mental health conditions

Study shows link between lipid metabolism and onset of psychosis

Study shows link between lipid metabolism and onset of psychosis

Misfiring brain cells may create swallowing difficulties in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Misfiring brain cells may create swallowing difficulties in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Brain protein associated with seizures and abnormal social behaviors

Brain protein associated with seizures and abnormal social behaviors

Using deep learning to study how mental disorders affect the brain

Using deep learning to study how mental disorders affect the brain

Blood test can help predict who is likely to develop psychotic disorders

Blood test can help predict who is likely to develop psychotic disorders

Neurophysiologists reversibly disable a connection between two brain areas of primates

Neurophysiologists reversibly disable a connection between two brain areas of primates

Researchers identify genetic risk factors that increase risk of bipolar disorder in people with depression

Researchers identify genetic risk factors that increase risk of bipolar disorder in people with depression

Wide personality traits and attributes can be predicted from social media information

Wide personality traits and attributes can be predicted from social media information

New insights into how the brain's internal states influence decision-making

New insights into how the brain's internal states influence decision-making

Combining machine learning with brain imaging tools can redefine the standard for diagnosing mental illnesses

Combining machine learning with brain imaging tools can redefine the standard for diagnosing mental illnesses

Highly sensitive dopamine detector can aid in early diagnosis of several disorders

Highly sensitive dopamine detector can aid in early diagnosis of several disorders