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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.

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NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. presented the 2012 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation New York City Mental Health Research Symposium in October, 2012. Dr. Belujon is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pauline Belujon, Ph.D.
January 10, 2013
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. presented the 2012 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation New...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and expert on memory, depression, anxiety, and PTSD
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
January 07, 2013
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Social Anxiety Program, Boston University and expert on depression and anxiety disorders
Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D.
January 07, 2013
A team including Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantees Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Social Anxiety...
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President and CEO of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
January 02, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President of the Foundation. Borenstein,...
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., Acting President and CEO of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
January 02, 2013
For immediate release: Jan. 2, 2013Contact:Sally Corbett, Director, P.R. & Communicationsscorbett@bbrfoundation.org516-829-0091, ext. 242Mobile: 678-428-...

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