Schizophrenia Causes

Cannabis Users Have 500% Increased Risk for Schizophrenia, Increased Risk from Alcohol and Other illegal Drugs Too

by Staff Memberon November 8, 2016
This is an important and large new study that again confirms the increased risk of psychosis for young people using cannabis, but also many other street drugs, including alcohol. (Note, we’ve included the full research paper at the end of this post). As one researcher / clinician out of Harvard has noted: Dr. Dost Öngür, […]

$650 Million Donated for Schizophrenia Research

by Staff Memberon July 31, 2014
In what has to be the biggest news in schizophrenia research in the past 3 decades, the philanthropist Ted Stanley announced that he is donating $650 Million for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder research (and related psychiatric research) to the Broad Institute. The focus of this unprecedented donation is on spurring on scientific research on the […]

Schizophrenia Stem Cell

New Stem Cell Study Suggests Schizophrenia Risk Starts in Womb

by Staff Memberon May 13, 2014
A new study completed by researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences show fundamental differences in early neurons from patients with schizophrenia, supporting the theory that risk for the disease may begin in the womb during pregnancy. Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin […]

Frequent Childhood Nightmares Suggest Increased Risk of Psychotic Traits

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The study, published today in the journal SLEEP, shows that children reporting frequent nightmares at the age of 12 were three and a half times […]

Schizophrenia Biology Lecture by Stanford Neuroscience Professor

by Staff Memberon February 7, 2011
Professor Sapolosky is a well-known neuroendocrinologist, and a professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University. He has written many books (which are both entertaining and highly educational) and is an entertaining speaker. In this video he provides a good overview of the genetics and biological and psychological/social factors that are involved with schizophrenia.  This is a […]