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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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President Barack Obama announcing the new Brain Initiative at the White House
President Barack Obama
April 02, 2013
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, joined members of the Obama administration and prominent figures...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Garret Stuber, Ph.D. of University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, expert on anxiety disorders and depression
Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
April 01, 2013
Researchers at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have identified for the first time how two brain regions interact to promote emotionally...
Brain research, schizophrenia research
Brain Research
March 29, 2013
Many people with schizophrenia struggle to think clearly and remember information, and these problems prevent many from living and working independently. How...
NARSAD Grantee Eric M. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D. of Brown University, Expert on autism research
Eric M. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.
March 28, 2013
NARSAD Grantee Eric M. Morrow, M.D., Ph.D. of Brown University and his collaborators have identified a new genetic pathway linked to autism. The research team...
Gail L. Daumit, M.D., M.H.S., Expert in depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and mental illness
Dr. Gail L. Daumit
March 22, 2013
NARSAD Grantees Gail L. Daumit, M.D., M.H.S., Faith B. Dickerson, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Richard W. Goldberg, Ph.D., launched the first weight loss clinical trial...

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