Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Tom Insel

Why Tom Insel Ditched the NIMH to Join Google / Alphabet

by Staff Memberon September 21, 2015
There is a good article and interview in the MIT Technology review on why Tom Insel, who has been head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2002, quit the NIMH and joined Google / Alphabet. In the article it says that one of the key reasons is that it […]
Brain Schizophrenia

Risk for Schizophrenia May be Identified Through IQ, Memory & Social Intelligence Tests

by Staff Memberon May 19, 2014
A new research study has revealed that genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders are also associated with performance on measures of IQ, memory and social cognition. The discovery was made by the National University of Ireland, Galway Professor of Psychology Gary Donohue, in association with colleagues from Trinity College, Dublin. […]


The Importance of Early Treatment for Schizophrenia and Psychosis

by Staff Memberon May 8, 2014
Research over the decade has confirmed repeatedly that the earlier that people get treatment for the early signs of mental illness (especially schizophrenia) the better the long term outcome for the person.  The first suggestive signs of psychosis are now well known. A person might become suspicious, or start to hear a voice, but still […]

Brain Signals are Altered in Schizophrenia, May Lead to Biomarker

by Staff Memberon May 6, 2014
Yale researchers have discovered that there is a broad disruption of neurological signals while the brain is at rest in people suffering from schizophrenia, and this new research has increased the hopes of finding biological markers for for the disorder that can be used to diagnose it. Analyzing brain data that is usually discarded by […]

New Video Interviews with Elyn Saks, Professor with Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 2, 2014
Elyn Saks has become somewhat famous during the past few years because she is one of the few successful career people to come out about their having been diagnosed with schizophrenia while they are still active in their jobs. (Especially where their jobs are not directly related to mental health.  Others, like Fred Freese, have […]

New Report Demonstrates the Cost Effectiveness of Early Treatment

by Staff Memberon April 12, 2014
There has been a great deal of clinical research in the past decade that has shown that the sooner that people who have psychosis or schizophrenia are treated, the better their long term outcome or prognosis.  So getting people into treatment as quickly as possible (when symptoms start to appear) is extremely important. Despite this […]