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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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Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D. Emory University - Using Infant Brain Activity to Better Understand Bipolar Disorder
Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D
February 01, 2012
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D. presented the ‘Taking Strides Against Mental Illness’ Lecture in October at the Brain &...

January 31, 2012
From establishing early intervention techniques and working toward diagnostic tools, to proving the effectiveness of next generation therapies, to advancing...
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
January 27, 2012
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced this initiative as part of their Joining Forces Campaign to focus on issues that affect veterans and their families....
Benita Shobe former President & CEO, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Benita Shobe former President & CEO
January 25, 2012
2011 was an impressive year of progress as NARSAD Grant-funded discoveries spanned brain and behavior disorders – including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar...
Dr. Helen Mayberg
Dr. Helen Mayberg
January 23, 2012
The Wall Street Journal featured, on Tuesday January 17th, 2012, an article on the breakthrough Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technology that NARSAD Grants...

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