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Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia September 12, 2014

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study September 03, 2014

But the absolute risk to any one person with obsessive-compulsive disorder remains very small, experts say

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study August 19, 2014

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

Premature Death, Suicides Up Among People With Schizophrenia, Study Says June 04, 2014

Researchers find link between greater harms, reduced hospitalizations in Sweden

Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults May 30, 2014

Researchers find chances double for those with the mental illness, but their rates of cancer are lower

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans May 23, 2014

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study May 09, 2014

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning' March 14, 2014

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study February 10, 2014

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests February 06, 2014

Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds February 06, 2014

Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to help ease symptoms in patients who decline medication

Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study January 22, 2014

Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

Chantix Helped People With Mental Illness Quit Smoking Longer in Study January 07, 2014

Extended treatment combined with talk therapy might be most effective, researcher says

Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real December 16, 2013

Teens who smoked or had smoked in the past had shrunken structures in areas linked to memory

J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug November 04, 2013

Settlement will cover criminal, civil charges with U.S. government, 45 states

Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia September 19, 2013

Findings suggest white matter abnormalities are complex, researcher says

Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients August 15, 2013

Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates

Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders August 11, 2013

Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show July 17, 2013

Research into bipolar illness, psychotic symptoms point to higher risk for early death

Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons April 09, 2013

Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes April 05, 2013

By identifying vulnerable children, doctors might be able to prevent the illness, study says

Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says March 21, 2013

Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

Human Brain Cells Used to Make Mice Smarter March 07, 2013

Findings could advance research on conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, experts say

Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered March 06, 2013

Swedish study found 5 times higher chance of becoming a victim

Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression February 28, 2013

Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show February 20, 2013

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study January 03, 2013

Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late December 19, 2012

An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread

Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study November 28, 2012

It found the drugs had serious side effects, didn't help patients after several months

Pot Psychosis May Be Gene-Related November 20, 2012

Scientists identify genetic variant that could explain mental impairment in marijuana users

Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says November 14, 2012

Exception was patients on high doses of first-generation drugs

More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness October 17, 2012

Are new approaches needed to safeguard benefits of psychiatric disorders?

New Gene Mutations Tied to Schizophrenia October 08, 2012

Researchers say the variations occur in fetal development and are not passed down by parents

Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids August 22, 2012

New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

Older Antipsychotics May Work as Well as Newer Ones: Review August 14, 2012

First-generation medications are also much cheaper, researchers note

More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study August 07, 2012

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies July 20, 2012

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain July 20, 2012

Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

Schizophrenia in Movies: Don't Believe Everything You See July 13, 2012

Hollywood portrayals are often inaccurate, misleading, study shows

Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism July 02, 2012

The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy July 02, 2012

Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain May 03, 2012

Gene event 2.5 million years ago may explain why humans are smarter than great apes, researchers say

Antipsychotics Do Help Many With Schizophrenia, Study Finds May 03, 2012

More than 50 years of data shows the drugs cut relapse rates, although side effects common

Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study April 30, 2012

Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia April 19, 2012

Researchers also identified 22 new genes connected to autism

Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness April 16, 2012

Genetic links to brain size, intelligence also examined in study

Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study April 03, 2012

Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

Study Explains How Shock Therapy Might Ease Severe Depression March 19, 2012

Treatment appears to reduce connections in a part of the brain involved in thought and socializing

MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia January 04, 2012

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

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