Schizophrenia in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia - Aerobic exercise found to improve cognitive functioning

Schizophrenia patients experienced improvements in cognitive functioning when they participated in an aerobic exercise training programme. In a proof-of-concept, single-blind, randomized clinical ...

23 Mar '15 | Schizophrenia | USA

Cognitive therapy found safe to treat schizophrenia

Research indicates that cognitive therapy significantly reduced psychiatric symptoms in patients not taking antipsychotic drugs. If verified by future trials this could lead to patients been given...

06 Feb '14 | Schizophrenia | Manchester

Schizophrenia symptoms linked with disconnect within the brain

Psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia could be due to a disconnect between the insula and the lateral frontal cortex in the brain - according to university research. Discovery might lead...

22 Aug '13 | Schizophrenia

Research into genetic causes of schizophrenia within families

Scientists are working towards identifying the genetic defects involved in the development of schizophrenia within families. They will work with families from the Pakistani community of West Yorksh...

17 Jan '12

Schizophrenia linked to mutations in the gene for VIPR2

Genetic testing for duplications of the VIP receptor could enable early detection of a subtype of patients with schizophrenia, and the receptor could also potentially become a target for developmen...

23 Feb '11 | Schizophrenia | USA

Research aims to slash waiting times for young people with mental illness

The impact of psychosis is widespread. It affects 3% of the UK population with 80% of cases occurring in people aged 16-30. Employment rates are particularly low within this group (4% - 12%) and 10...

03 Sep '10 | Mental Health | UK

Rare genetic variations involving whole sections of DNA implicated in autism

Single gene mutations or large rearrangements in chromosomes are responsible for a minority of cases of autism. Some rare mutations in genes are known to be risk factors for the condition, and a ra...

10 Jun '10 | Autism | Oxford, UK

South Wales' first self-management course for those with long-term mental health issues

The Mental Health Foundation is holding South Wales’ first self-management training course for people with a long-term mental health diagnosis in the Canton area of Cardiff in Feb 2010. The course ...

03 Feb '10

Schizophrenia: it's not just “in the genes”

A fundamental shift in understanding is offering new hope for prevention and early intervention in schizophrenia, according to two of Australia’s leading mental health specialists. Prof Hickie said...

15 Feb '09

Patients with schizophrenia at increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as the general population, according to the results of a recent study p...

15 Feb '09

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