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Did you know that schizophrenia affects more than 1 percent of the world's population?

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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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Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee and neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, expert on anxiety
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
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Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and assistant professor at the Scripps Research Institute, Expert on Autism
Gavin Rumbaugh Ph.D.
November 12, 2012
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Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, host of the public television series, Healthy Minds and Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News
November 09, 2012
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., a board certified psychiatrist, host of the public television series, Healthy Minds and Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, has been...
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D., Donald J. Cohen Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Genetics, and Deputy Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and expert on autism
Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
November 08, 2012
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Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Expert on Autism
Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.
November 07, 2012
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its...

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