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Posts Tagged ‘schizophrenia risk factors’

By On November 19th, 2018

Distinct brain patterns could help diagnose schizophrenia earlier

Schizophrenia is perhaps one of the most talked about mental illnesses, but it is also the most poorly understood. Rather than the multiple personalities many associate with schizophrenia, the brain disease is actually characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and cognitive impairments. While research has helped uncover some factors that can help predict those at risk…

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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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By On September 9th, 2014

Study Uncovers Dozens of New Potential Genetic Markers For Schizophrenia

As researchers began to explore genetic markers which could be reliably linked to an increased risk for schizophrenia, the process was slow and up until recently only a handful of markers had been found. That all changed last month, when a groundbreaking, genome-wide analysis identified 108 risk loci for the disorder. Nearly all of them…

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By On June 6th, 2014

Risk Factors for Violent-Crime and Premature Death Can Also Affect Siblings of Those With Schizophrenia

Drug-use disorders, criminality, and self-hard have been associated with an increased risk for violent crime and premature death in patients with schizophrenia, but a new study suggests these factors may also be relevant for their unaffected siblings. “Therefore, a combination of population-based and targeted strategies might be necessary to reduce the substantial rates of adverse…

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