World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggests

Researchers say new findings open the door to new schizophrenia treatments. For example, a drug could be administered to expectant mothers, whose offspring has a high risk of developing schizophrenia

World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggestsBy transforming skin cells from patients with schizophrenia into neuronal progenitor cells – cells that form neurons in early development – researchers identified an abnormal gene pathway called nuclear FGFR1 (nFGFR1) that impairs early brain development. Senior study author Michal K. Stachowiak, Ph.D., of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University […]

Can brain with schizophrenia rust? Yes, new evidence explains how

These patients have higher levels of oxidative stress than healthy brains. Experts suspect excessive oxidation and chemical imbalance could be contributing to their condition

Can brain with schizophrenia rust? Yes, new evidence explains howThe same process that turns metal into rust is happening in the brains of people with schizophrenia, researchers have reported. Findings presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s (NCP) annual meeting suggest these patients have higher levels of “oxidative stress” than healthy brains or even people with another mental illness, bipolar disorder. According to a […]

World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder affecting over 21 million people worldwide. It affects approximately 1% of the population. This disorder can affect any gender and at any age, but the most common age of its onset is between 15 and 25 years.

World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. Some common experiences include hallucinations – hearing voices or seeing things that are not there and delusions – fixed, false beliefs. Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance. People suffering from schizophrenia often […]

World Schizophrenia Day: People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others, reveals new study

Colourful figures of the human body are helping Vanderbilt University researchers understand how people experience emotion through their ‘bodies maps’ and how this process is radically altered in people with schizophrenia

World Schizophrenia Day: People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others, reveals new studyResearchers are working to understand how people with schizophrenia experience emotion through their bodies. Sohee Park, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, and Ph.D. student Lénie J. Torregrossa compared individuals with schizophrenia with matched control participants, asking each to fill in a ‘body map’ in a way that correlates to the way they physically experience […]

World Schizophrenia Day: The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

One in 100 people is affected by schizophrenia during their life, but 45% of those surveyed thought the illness was much more common. Half mistakenly thought the illness was defined by a split personality and a quarter believed it definitely led to violent behaviour. But the reality is very different, a new campaign by Rethink Schizophrenia campaign claims

World Schizophrenia Day: The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fictionSchizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

Pune doctors start unique campaign to raise awareness on schizophrenia

Doctors working at Sassoon General Hospital gave launched a significant campaign on the mental health disorder of schizophrenia. They will be going among the masses and will create awareness and dispel myths and superstitions associated with the disease

Pune doctors start unique campaign to raise awareness on schizophreniaDoctors will be going to different slums in the city and will make people understand how this disease needs a specific medical treatment. As a part of their campaign, doctors will be going to different slums in the city and will make people understand how this disease needs a specific medical treatment. They will explain […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.

Eating nuts during early pregnancy may boost a child’s cognitive ability, according to a new study by researchers in Spain

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts. Previous research has shown that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of […]

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, say researchersNew work using chaos theory to analyse brain signals, discussed this month in the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing, shows the long-term effects. Researchers found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance. Their findings were reached by measuring the responses […]
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