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Chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress...

Toward a Molecular Explanation for Schizophrenia

Surprisingly little is known about schizophrenia. It was only recognized as a medical condition in the past few decades, and its exact causes remain...

A potential new class of fast-acting antidepressant

More than 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants, but these medications can take weeks—and for some patients, months—before they begin to alleviate symptoms. Now, scientists...

No evidence that alcohol causes depression: study

There is no truth to the long-held belief that alcohol causes depression, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia have concluded. Professor Osvaldo Almeida,...

Cell transplants may be a novel treatment for schizophrenia

Research from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio suggests the exciting possibility of using cell...

Researchers ID possible blood test to predict suicide risk

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have found a series of RNA biomarkers in blood that may help identify who is at risk for...

Gene links to anorexia found by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intri...

Team uncovers possible risk gene for schizophrenia

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 14, 2010) -- An international team of researchers has identified a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications. Th...

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