Dr. Christopher Bowie used his 2007 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to conduct a study that shows how different types of psychological therapies for schizophrenia can be...
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Did you know that schizophrenia affects more than 1 percent of the world's population? See NARSAD Grants at work on the latest schizophrenia research
Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, and generally disabling brain and behavior disorder. It is most accurately described as a psychosis - a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thoughts, speech, and behavior. Schizophrenia is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Positive symptoms may include delusions, thought disorders, and hallucinations. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear, or believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. Negative symptoms may include avolition (a lack of desire or motivation to accomplish goals), lack of desire to form social relationships, and blunted affect and emotion. Cognitive symptoms involve problems with attention and memory, especially in planning and organization to achieve a goal. Cognitive deficits are the most disabling for patients trying to lead a normal life.
Visit the Schizophrenia Research Forum, fully sponsored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation—a virtual community of scientists collaborating in their quest for causes, improved treatments, and better understanding of schizophrenia.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D., with her team at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston and collaborators at the University of Houston (UH), has found a...
This week the New York Times reports the latest research progress on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for resistant major depression. More than a decade of research into the mild...
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring Dr. Myrna Weissman of Columbia University. She presented an interactive presentation on "...
Researchers have discovered a protein deficiency that results in mild chronic brain inflammation and is thought to lead to schizophrenia-related symptoms, such as working memory deficits, self-neglect, decreased social...