No name

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.

learn more about schizophrenia

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.

Visit the Schizophrenia Research Forum for more information about research

 

Cynthia S. Weickert, Ph.D., expert in schizophrenia research
Cynthia S. Weickert, Ph.D.
June 09, 2015
The estrogen-related drug raloxifene can improve attention and memory in men and women with schizophrenia, according to a new study published in the journal...
Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior expert on adhd
Dr. Perry F. Renshaw
June 05, 2015
For the first time, researchers have found a link between living at higher altitudes in the U.S. and lower rates of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (...
Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D.
June 01, 2015
A segment of the genetic code that is often either missing or overrepresented in people with autism, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric illnesses is needed...
Kay Tye, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
Kay Tye, Ph.D.
May 29, 2015
By examining the neural circuits involved in emotional processing, scientists are gaining a clearer picture of how the brain learns to associate certain...
May 28, 2015
Discussion Will Focus on the Importance of Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 28, 2015) – The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation...

Pages

Subscribe to