Developmental Disorders

Postpartum CBT for Depressed Moms May Help Lower Emotion-Regulation Risks in Infants
Is it possible to disrupt the process by which a mother can transmit risk for psychiatric disorders to her offspring? New research suggests one way in which this may be possible. Read More
Researchers Study ‘Background’ Mutations That Can Impact Schizophrenia and Autism
In recent years, researchers have discovered hundreds of DNA variations that are likely involved in causing brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia and autism. But there is much to… Read More
molecular Pathway That May Cause Psychosis in Some Types of Schizophrenia
In a schizophrenia-related disorder known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), altered activity along a single molecular pathway can lead to disruptions in neural connections in the brain that… Read More
Brain Cells
Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune cells play more than a protective role—they… Read More
Researchers have identified nearly 700 genes whose activity levels differ in the brains of people with schizophrenia compared to individuals without the disorder. Most of the differences they found… Read More