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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.
Study: Link Between Depression and Diabetes
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have discovered a relationship between depression and type 2 diabetes, two serious conditions in the United States....
NARSAD once again recognizes a world-class leader in research in support of the organization’s mission and commitment to alleviate the suffering of mental illness. Dr. Tsuang is widely recognized...
“All the hopes you have for your daughter’s future are dashed,” Mary Ann said. “She wants to go to college, have a family, but there’s no guarantee she will be able to achieve those goals.”
Lynette Daws, Ph.D., is a NARSAD Independent Investigator whose discoveries over the last five years represent not only new knowledge, but seem to be overturning a way of thinking about depression that has been widely...