Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Brain-Structure Changes in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, 2 Studies Show
Years of imaging studies have revealed to researchers that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression are accompanied by structural changes in the brain. But it has been hard work to establish… Read More
Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia Worsened Under Pandemic Conditions, Study Finds
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health is hard to quantify, but anecdotal reports suggest that rates of PTSD, depression, and anxiety have risen significantly during the year-and-a-half… Read More
Testing a Computer-Generated Model to Predict High-Risk Youths' Transition to Psychosis
An international research team has demonstrated a new computer-based model designed to predict whether individual young people at "clinical high risk" (CHR) for developing psychosis will in fact… Read More
Using Brainwave Patterns to Predict and Understand Psychiatric Disorders
Using a well-understood, inexpensive and easy-to-deploy technology called electroencephalography, or EEG, as well as related technologies that also measure the activity of cells in the brain,… Read More
In Early Schizophrenia, Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Treatment Lengthened Time to First Hospitalization
One of the most important goals in the treatment of people with schizophrenia is preventing relapses, which often lead to periods of hospitalization. Read More