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Stephen Sharp’s Well-written Personal Account with Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 13, 2014
There is a well-written first-person account of the experience of having schizophrenia by Stephen Sharp in this month’s London Review of Books.  While there have been many personal accounts of schizophrenia written in books, this one is interesting because its freely available, well written and also conveys some of the experiences that are common in […]
Shannon Weickert, Schizophrenia Researcher

Cindi Weickert, Researcher Searching for a Cure to Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 9, 2014
Cindi Weickert is a leading schizophrenia researcher from the USA, but currently working in Australia. In this combination TV program and presentation she discusses her family’s experience with schizophrenia and how it has motivated her search for a cure to schizophrenia, and she also discusses where her research is moving. Her twin brother developed schizophrenia […]

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Dementia Risk 100% Higher if Older Adult has Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon May 5, 2014
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University who followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade have found the rate of dementia diagnosis for patients with schizophrenia to be twice as high as for patients without this chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder.  The rates were 64.46% versus 32.13% for people without schizophrenia. “Individuals with serious […]
mirror neuron system in the human brain which has been implicated in the impaired ability to imitate experienced by many patients with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Sufferers Have Difficulty Imitating Other People, Brain Imaging Study Shows

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
According to psychologists, imitation is something that we all do whenever we learn a new skill, whether it is dancing or how to behave in specific social situations. Now, the results of a brain-mapping experiment conducted by a team of neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University strengthen the theory that an impaired ability to imitate may underlie […]