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More evidence for abnormal connectivity in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with a prevalence of ~ 1%. Like many other neuropsychiatric disorders, schizophrenia seems to be fairly heritable and...

Patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate

According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it's the sincerest form of learning." According to psychologists,...

Gathering the clues to rare gene variants contributing to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths...

Left-handedness higher among those suffering from psychosis

Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain. A new study out today in SAGE Open finds...

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,...

How schizophrenia affects the brain

It’s hard to fully understand a mental disease like schizophrenia without peering into the human brain. Now, a study by University of Iowa psychiatry...

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...

New model to study schizophrenia, other neurological conditions

Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating neurological conditions, with only 30 percent of sufferers ever experiencing full recovery. While current medications can control...

Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia

A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) estimates the number of different places in the human genome that are involved in schizophrenia. In particular, the study...

Disruption to the gene TOP3B increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a...

A team of researchers have shown that schizophrenia and a disorder associated with autism and learning difficulties share a common biological pathway. This is...

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