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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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October 05, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (GREAT NECK, N.Y. – October 9, 2012) The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will hold its 24th Annual Mental Health Research...
Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D. of Boston Children's Hospital, expert in anxiety
Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.
October 04, 2012
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that starts to identify precisely how stress, social...
Mark S. George, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Expert on Depression and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Mark S. George, M.D.
October 02, 2012
On September 25, 2012, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented the latest webinar in the “Meet the Scientist” series titled “New Ways to...
Andrew Miller, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine
Andrew Miller, M.D.
October 01, 2012
NARSAD Grantee Andrew Miller, M.D., is the senior author of a new study that demonstrates improvements in symptoms of depression in patients with high...
Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D., Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France, autism expert
Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D.
September 27, 2012
Olivier Manzoni, Ph.D., of INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) in France, used his NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant to help...

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