Virus discovery analyses on post-mortem brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid of schizophrenia patients

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Source: Schizophrenia Research - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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This study used Trust data to explore the proportions of ethnic groups accessing psychological therapy as a proportion of all patients supported by the Trust, as well as their outcomes within broad diagnostic clusters.ResultsCompared to proportions in the local population, there were significantly more White/White British patients and significantly fewer patients from ‘other ethnic groups’ in the Trust (p 
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cordScientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to accelerate the study of conditions such as motor neurone disease.The lentil-sized grey blob of human brain cells were seen to spontaneously send out tendril-like connections to link up with the spinal cord and muscle tissue, which was taken from a mouse. The muscles were then seen to visibly contract under the control of the so-called brain organoid.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Neuroscience Medical research Biology Genetics Motor neurone disease Epilepsy Society Schizophrenia Mental health University of Cambridge Stem cells Source Type: news
In Reply We are gratified to know that the FDA is developing guidance that supports inclusion of individuals with suicidal ideation or behavior associated with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in clinical trials. W...
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Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: International Journal of PsychophysiologyAuthor(s): Annarita Vignapiano, Thomas Koenig, Armida Mucci, Giulia M. Giordano, Antonella Amodio, Mario Altamura, Antonello Bellomo, Roberto Brugnoli, Giulio Corrivetti, Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Paolo Girardi, Palmiero Monteleone, Cinzia Niolu, Silvana Galderisi, Mario Maj, The Italian Network for Research on PsychosesAbstractIn subjects with schizophrenia (SCZ), the disorganization dimension is a strong predictor of real-life functioning. “Conceptual disorganization” (P2), “Difficulty in abstract thinking” ...
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode [1:00] Lets talk about support groups. [3:00] Fountain House in NYC is awesome! [6:00]...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Friends Peer Support Schizophrenia Treatment Source Type: blogs
(North Carolina State University) In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Katharina M. Kubera, Mahmoud Rashidi, Mike M. Schmitgen, Anja Barth, Dusan Hirjak, Fabio Sambataro, Vince D. Calhoun, Robert C. WolfAbstractThere is accumulating neuroimaging evidence for both structural and functional abnormalities in schizophrenia patients with persistent auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH). So far, the direct interrelationships between altered structural and functional changes underlying AVH are unknown. Recently, it has become possible to reveal hidden patterns of neural dys...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2017Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Emmi Mikanmaa, Tineke Grent-'t-Jong, Lingling Hua, Marc Recasens, Hanna Thune, Peter J. UhlhaasAbstractThe identification of biomarkers for the early diagnosis of schizophrenia that could inform novel treatment developments is an important objective of current research. This paper will summarize recent work that has investigated changes in oscillatory activity and event-related potentials with Electro/Magnetoencephalography (EEG/MEG) in participants at high-risk for the development of schizophrenia, highlighting disruptions in sensory and cogni...
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In this study, there was no significant relationship between disease genotype for DISC1 gene and schizophrenia. By increasing the heterozygote genotype in the population, the probability of the disease will increase and mutant homozygote genotypes will also be visible.
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionsAsymmetric WM alterations were found in a frontal tract of patients with schizophrenia. Higher mean FA in the right frontal tract correlated with worse verbal memory performance, suggesting a possible contribution these brain changes to cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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