Psychiatry - Study paves way to better understand the pathophysiology of schizophrenia
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 Genetic discoveries show promise for developing new treatment targets for schizophreniaGenetic discoveries show promise for developing new treatment targets for schizophrenia
 
In recent years, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified many different genetic variants associated with schizophrenia.
 
   Study paves way to better understand the pathophysiology of schizophreniaStudy paves way to better understand the pathophysiology of schizophrenia
 
There is an extremely high probability that individuals with 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome - a rare genetic disorder - will develop schizophrenia together with one of its most common symptoms, auditory hallucinations.
 
   Social isolation can lead to depression in children long after current lockdownSocial isolation can lead to depression in children long after current lockdown
 
Children and adolescents are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety long after current lockdown and social isolation ends and clinical services need to be prepared for a future spike in demand, according to the authors of a new rapid review into the long-term mental health effects of lockdown.
 
 Paper-based device measures lithium ion concentration in blood of bipolar disorder patients
 
Paper-based device measures lithium ion concentration in blood of bipolar disorder patientsA group ofresearchers has developed a paper-based device that can easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood, which could greatly help bipolar disorder patients.
 
 
 Depression and anxiety symptoms linked to changes in the brain's opioid system
 
Depression and anxiety symptoms linked to changes in the brain's opioid systemA new study conducted in Turku, Finland, reveals how symptoms indicating depression and anxiety are linked to brain function changes already in healthy individuals.
 
 
 Psoriasis has more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms
 
Psoriasis has more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptomsTreatment of the common disease psoriasis, usually focuses on treating the skin. However, psoriasis patients often have other physical diseases that can bring on depression, anxiety, and suicide.
 
 
 Antipsychotic medications do not treat young people with early psychosis
 
Antipsychotic medications do not treat young people with early psychosisResearchers have found that some young people with early stage first episode psychosis (FEP) can experience reduced symptoms and improve functioning without antipsychotic medication.
 
 
 Study may help deal with stress-induced fear and anxiety
 
Study may help deal with stress-induced fear and anxietyResearchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke.