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By On July 8th, 2015

Schizophrenia Linked To Decreased Volume In Regions Of The Brain

A new study may offer clues into how schizophrenia develops in the brain and how it may respond to treatment, according to findings published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The collaborative international study shows individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia may have smaller brain regions than individuals without mental illness. For the study, scientists from over a…

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By On April 17th, 2015

Can a Wristband Tell Who Will Respond Best to Depression Treatment?

A “smartband” that records a person’s movement over a 24-hour cycle may be help make depression treatments more effective for medication-resistant patients. According to a report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the wristband may be capable of helping doctors determine which patients with major depressive disorder are likely to respond to commonly prescribed…

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By On January 30th, 2015

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone has times where they don’t feel like being around large groups of people. While it isn’t uncommon to feel shy from time to time, but making small talk with unfamiliar people or being forced to speak in public can be downright mortifying for people living with social anxiety disorder. What separates social anxiety disorder…

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By On January 12th, 2015

Can a High IQ Shield You From Schizophrenia?

High intelligence is often claimed to be linked to a higher risk of schizophrenia, but a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that may not be true. In fact, high intelligence could potentially halt the development of schizophrenia, particularly in people already predisposed to the condition. A collaboration between US and…

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By On December 1st, 2014

Brain Network May Leave Us Vulnerable To Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease

New research published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the brain has a weak spot for disease which leaves us vulnerable to conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Using magnetic resonance imaging, the team from the University of Oxford evaluated the brain structure in 484 healthy people between the ages…

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