Scientific Council Member, Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., developed a special receptor that was added to serotonin-producing neurons in mice, enabling a powering down of these cells, which affect breathing, body temperature...
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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.
Foundation Scientific Council Member Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. leads team in recent study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to measure the thickness of the cortex in specific regions of the brain in schizophrenia...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Deborah Barnes, Ph.D., and Independent Investigator Kristine Yaffe, M.D., have concluded that over half of all Alzheimer's Cases may be preventable, given...
The field of mental health research is awash with ground-breaking scientists. Every day breakthroughs to new treatments are discovered, leading us to the day when we can finally wipe out the anguish and despair mental...
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