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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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June 04, 2013
For immediate release: June 3, 2013 Media Contact: Sally CorbettBrain & Behavior Research Foundation,scorbett@bbrfoundation.org,516-829-0091; mobile 678-...
Florin Dolcos, Ph.D., Expert on Anxiety
Florin Dolcos, Ph.D.
May 31, 2013
Do you know someone who tends to focus on the negative and bottle up emotions? A new study by NARSAD Grantee Florin Dolcos, Ph.D., and colleagues at the...
Lin Mei, M.D., Ph.D., Expert on schizophrenia
Lin Mei, M.D., Ph.D.
May 30, 2013
A new study by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantees Lin Mei, M.D., Ph.D., Dong-Min Yin, Ph.D., and Graham Bean, Ph.D., of the Medical...
James W. Murrough, M.D. - expert on depression
James W. Murrough, M.D.
May 28, 2013
Preliminary results by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James W. Murrough, M.D.―in the largest clinical trial of...
Jun Z. Li, Ph.D., University of Michigan, depression expert
Jun Z. Li, Ph.D.
May 23, 2013
New Brain & Behavior Research Foundation-supported research finds evidence of altered “circadian rhythms” (the biological 24-hour clock that governs the...

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