Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

On the eve of World Schizophrenia Day, My Medical Mantra meets patients and medical practitioners, who reiterate the value of love in the healing process

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapistsStarting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

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

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 […]