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Schizophrenia Infographic

by Staff Memberon April 12, 2014
This is a good infographic by the UK charity “Rethink”; a group that is focused on improving services for people with mental illness. The infographic covers some of the major symptoms and issues associated with schizophrenia, and provides a quick overview of major aspects of the illness. Check out the full infographic.
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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 […]


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Minerva Neurosciences Raising $69 Million to Fund New Schizophrenia Medications

by Staff Memberon April 10, 2014
Minerva Neurosciences today filed to raise $69 million via an initial public offering (IPO).  The proceeds from this fund raising will be used to further develop and test their new drug candidates that are targeted at schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses.  We at schizophrenia.com think that its great to see new medications being developed […]

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Cannabis-Derivative a Potential New Schizophrenia Treatment

by Nina Flanaganon April 8, 2014
There have been many research studies suggesting that marijuana may increase risk of schizophrenia (see here). But there is also a recent study at Harvard Medical School, led by Ashley C. Proal, that has suggested this may not be the case. This recent comparison between families with a history of schizophrenia and those without, found […]
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Schizophrenia, Therapists Manual Available for Free

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for schizophrenia has received a significant amount scientific and clinical validation over the past 5 to 10 years and has also been covered in the popular press as being an effective and helpful approach for people who have schizophrenia. In the USA there are a few groups doing clinical research in […]

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Omeros Reports Positive Results from New Medication Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
A new research report gives hope to families and people who suffer from schizophrenia that there may soon be a new medication that helps with the negative and cognitive symptoms that are so common with schizophrenia. Omeros Corporation recently announced additional positive results from a Phase 2a clinical trial of OMS824, the company’s phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) […]
Parting - A Stage Show about Schizophrenia, Hallucinations and Psychosis

Parting – A London Stage Show about Schizophrenia, Hallucinations and Delusions

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
A new stage show has premiered in London about schizophrenia / psychosis, hallucinations and delusions. According to Tom Stafford and the Mind Hacks site: There’s an amazing stage show at King’s Place about psychosis called Parting. The performance has been created by talented twin sister composers Effy and Litha Efthymiou Below is a video on the new stage show: […]

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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 […]
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Empathear, The New Smartphone / Tablet App to Help People Understand Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon March 17, 2014
A new software product/ app looks like it will soon be available for families and other people who want to understand the experience of schizophrenia better.  A New Zealand-based graduate student has created a new smartphone and tablet app to help people understand and develop empathy for what people with schizophrenia experience on a day […]

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 […]
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Stem Cell Transplants May be a New Treatment for Schizophrenia

by Staff Memberon September 9, 2013
Stem cells show great promise for permanently treating many diseases and disorders but perhaps one of the areas where we are most excited about its possibility is in the area of serious mental illness.  Research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio demonstrates the exciting possibility […]

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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 […]