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Does eating meat in pregnancy cause schizophrenia in baby?
An 'overload' of a common essential amino was linked to the mental condition, a Californian study found. When mice were given three times as much methionine they developed symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds
A new in vivo study suggesting that a common amino acid is linked to schizophrenia brings hope that this discovery could lead to novel treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know
Schizophrenia in children is uncommon but serious. It may affect their thinking and behavior, and requires careful management. Learn about this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Schizophrenia: Osmosis Study Video Schizophrenia: Osmosis Study Video
This video covers the main symptoms, criteria for diagnosis, possible causes, and treatment of schizophreniaOsmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

UCI study uncovers possible roots of schizophrenia
(University of California - Irvine) An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clozapine Cuts Mortality, Self-harm in Resistant Schizophrenia Clozapine Cuts Mortality, Self-harm in Resistant Schizophrenia
Previous research suggests clozapine is associated with reduced mortality in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. New data demonstrate it is also superior to other antipsychotics in reducing self-harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population - Seow LSE, Chua BY, Xie H, Wang J, Ong HL, Abdin E, Chong SA, Subramaniam M.
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to explore the correct recognition of mental disorders across dementia, alcohol abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and depression, along with its correlates in a nursing student population. The bel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adaptation of the Beck Hopelessness Scale as a suicide risk screening tool among Nigerian patients with schizophrenia - Aloba O, Esan O, Alimi T.
We examined the adaptation of the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) as a subjective suicide risk assessment tool in detecting Nigerian patients with schizophrenia who are at a high risk of suicide. METHODS: Schizophrenia patients (211) comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation
(University of California - Berkeley) Each year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study led by the University of California, Berkeley, offers a solution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Polypharmacy With Risperidone and Olanzapine Antipsychotic Polypharmacy With Risperidone and Olanzapine
Given high rates of treatment failure for initial therapy of schizophrenia, is combining risperidone and olanzapine an appropriate approach to improve clinical response and limit adverse effects?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Science News » Patient-Derived Support Cells Stunt Mouse Brain Development
Support cells generated from patients with childhood onset schizophrenia stunted neural circuit development when grafted into developing mouse brains. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Increased brain acidity in psychiatric disorders
(Fujita Health University) Decreased brain pH in the patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been considered to be the result of secondary factors associated with the diseases, such as medication and agonal state. However, the researchers of the present study suggest that decreased brain pH is a primary feature of the diseases themselves, based on the current findings from systematic investigation using five animal models, which are devoid of such secondary factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development
(University of North Carolina Health Care) An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, UNC scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mental illness, suicide and violence creating lost generation in the Middle East
(Springer) There has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Depression and anxiety disorders were the most common mental conditions, according to a study led by Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mortality and self-harm in association with clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia - Wimberley T, Maccabe JH, Laursen TM, S ørensen HJ, Astrup A, Horsdal HT, Gasse C, Støvring H.
This study evaluated rates of all-cause mortality and self-harm in association with clozapine treatment in individuals with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. METHOD: A population-based cohort of 2,370 individuals with treatment-resistan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Personality, schizophrenia, and violence: a longitudinal study - Candini V, Ghisi M, Bottesi G, Ferrari C, Bulgari V, Iozzino L, Boero ME, De Francesco A, Maggi P, Segalini B, Zuccalli V, Giobbio GM, Rossi G, de Girolamo G.
The aims of this study were (a) to investigate the presence of clinically significant personality traits and personality disorders (PD) in patients living in residential facilities, with or without a history of violence (69 and 46, respectively); and (b) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

New Agent Promising for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms New Agent Promising for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
In a phase 2b trial, treatment with the investigational agent MIN-101 led to an improvement in negative symptoms of schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Machine Learning May Improve Schizophrenia Diagnosis Machine Learning May Improve Schizophrenia Diagnosis
A machine learning approach that uses artificial intelligence to examine millions of brain cortical links can identify schizophrenia cases with a high degree of accuracy, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Peter Venables obituary
The career of my father, Peter Venables, who has died aged 94, spanned the entire development of modern psychology. He made landmark contributions to the fields of schizophrenia and psychophysiology.His most striking and innovative contribution in this area came in 2012, when he documented for the first time that early malnutrition at the age of three predisposed to schizotypal personality 20 years later in adulthood. His findings helped inform thinking about early-years support for disadvantaged families.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Peter Venables Tags: Psychology University of York Source Type: news

The mediator effect of personality traits on the relationship between childhood abuse and depressive symptoms in schizophrenia - Okubo R, Inoue T, Hashimoto N, Suzukawa A, Tanabe H, Oka M, Narita H, Ito K, Kako Y, Kusumi I.
Previous studies indicated that personality traits have a mediator effect on the relationship between childhood abuse and depressive symptoms in major depressive disorder and nonclinical general adult subjects. In the present study, we aimed to test the hy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

It Might Be Impossible to Get Away With Crime Some Day
Somewhere in the 20,000 genes and 3.2 billion base pairs that make up the genome of Ted Kaczynski lie the genetic codes for madness. It wouldn’t be easy, even today, to tease out those genes, and it was even less possible in 1996, when the man better known as the Unabomber for the 16 bombings he carried out over 17 years was at last apprehended. There are a number of locations on the human genome that have been implicated in the development of schizophrenia, and Kaczynski has been variously diagnosed as schizophrenic or at least schizoid or schizotypal — lesser related forms of the condition. Whatever his diagn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized ballistics Crime Department of Forensic Sciences DFS DNA FBI fingerprints forensics o.j. simpson Ted Kackynzki Unabomber Source Type: news

How Brain's'Helper Cells' Could Contribute To Schizophrenia
A study in mice could inform future schizophrenia treatments. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Brain's'Helper Cells' Could Contribute To Schizophrenia
A study in mice could inform future schizophrenia treatments. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Brain's'Helper Cells' Could Contribute To Schizophrenia
A study in mice could inform future schizophrenia treatments. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kynurenines: Tryptophans metabolites in exercise, inflammation, and mental health
Kynurenine metabolites are generated by tryptophan catabolism and regulate biological processes that include host-microbiome signaling, immune cell response, and neuronal excitability. Enzymes of the kynurenine pathway are expressed in different tissues and cell types throughout the body and are regulated by cues, including nutritional and inflammatory signals. As a consequence of this systemic metabolic integration, peripheral inflammation can contribute to accumulation of kynurenine in the brain, which has been associated with depression and schizophrenia. Conversely, kynurenine accumulation can be suppressed by activati...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cervenka, I., Agudelo, L. Z., Ruas, J. L. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only review Source Type: news

Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Answering a long-standing question, EPFL scientists have determined that the sense of body ownership is not affected in schizophrenia patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cigarette Smoking Doesn ’ t Protect Cognition in Schizophrenia Cigarette Smoking Doesn ’ t Protect Cognition in Schizophrenia
Cigarette smoking is associated with greater decreases in left prefrontal volume in patients with schizophrenia, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Association of Toxoplasma gondii infection with schizophrenia and its relationship with suicide attempts in these patients - Ansari-Lari M, Farashbandi H, Mohammadi F.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of schizophrenia and T. gondii, and to assess the association of infection with suicide attempts and age of onset of schizophrenia in these patients. METHODS: Case-control study Fars Province, southern Ira... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

'Residual echo' of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) Researchers have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a 'residual echo' from Neanderthal DNA in our genomes. Evidence from MRI scans suggests that such ancient genetic variation may affect the way our brains work today -- and may hold clues to understanding deficits seen in schizophrenia and autism-related disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agreeing with the voices in your head helps your control
Researchers from the University of Manchester found that internal voices, as often experienced by schizophrenia sufferers, that contrast with a person's goals causes them distress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may improve cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia
(King's College London) Brain stimulation could be used to treat cognitive deficits frequently associated with schizophrenia, according to a new study from King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moral cognition and homicide amongst forensic patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: a cross-sectional cohort study - O'Reilly K, O'Connell P, Corvin A, O'Sullivan D, Coyle C, Mullaney R, O'Flynn P, Grogan K, Richter M, Kennedy H.
Forensic patients with schizophrenia who had carried out a homicide scored higher on a measure of moral cognition (MFQ-30) than other violent patients. Neurocognitive impairment was associated with homicide by mediation via higher scores for in-group loyal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mice Show Signs of Mental Disorder After Injections of Cells from Schizophrenia Patient
The work may offer new insights into the disease’s origins  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research)
Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research - July 21, 2017 Category: Stem Cells Authors: Sharon Begley STAT Tags: Health Mind Mental Health Neurological Health Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell
A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

CHMP Says No to Antipsychotic for Acute Schizophrenia CHMP Says No to Antipsychotic for Acute Schizophrenia
The European Medicines Agency's committee has recommended against approval of the antipsychotic iloperidone (Fanaptum, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Ltd) as a treatment for acute schizophrenia in adults.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Vanda Receives Negative Opinion for Marketing Authorization from the European Medicines Agency on Fanaptum(TM) for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) announced today that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Product for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a negative opin... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Fanaptum, iloperidone, schizophrenia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This May Be The Cause Of Schizophrenia
New evidence suggests that genetic damage to special supporting cells in the brain known as glial cells may be lead to onset of schizophrenia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key
A reduction in DISC1 plays a role in schizophrenia, and a new study investigates how this protein is degraded while attempting to apply its brakes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Faulty Support Cells Disrupt Communication in Brains of People with Schizophrenia
New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal ’s nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

New research uncovers a cause of schizophrenia
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) A new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that genetic defects may damage the supporting cells of the brain -- the glial cells -- which may lead to a number of brain disorders, including schizophrenia. The study is based on groundbreaking tests with mice whose brains were colonized with human glial cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Schizophrenia Depression Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Schizophrenia
In patients with schizophrenia, depression appears to boost the risk for weight gain and metabolic syndrome, French researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Belgian doctors pin hope on large brain collection to treat diseases
DUFFEL, Belgium (Reuters) - A psychiatric hospital in Belgium is home to one of the world's largest collections of human brains, which researchers say could hold the key to developing new treatments for diseases such as psychosis, schizophrenia and severe depression. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic Biomarker Tied to Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia Genetic Biomarker Tied to Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia
A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs300774, which has been identified as a marker for suicide in people with bipolar disorder (BD), also predicts suicide attempts in people with schizophrenia (SCZ) or schizoaffective disorder (SAD), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Genuine motor phenomena in schizophrenic psychoses : theoretical background and definition of context - Hirjak D, Northoff G, Thomann PA, Kubera KM, Wolf RC.
Besides positive and negative symptoms, motor abnormalities have been increasingly recognized as central symptoms of schizophrenia. Recent investigations of antipsychotic-naive first-episode patients with schizophrenia found significantly higher rates of g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor "Childhood maltreatment severity is associated with elevated C-reactive protein and body mass index in adult with schizophrenia and bipolar diagnoses" - Liu J, He Y, Luo X.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Electrical stimulation of brain may help people with schizophrenia learn to communicate better
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have found that people with schizophrenia were able to more accurately determine whether two auditory tones matched or differed, after receiving a type of electrical brain stimulation. Being able to distinguish tones is essential for verbal communication.BACKGROUNDPeople with schizophrenia have difficulty discriminating between tones of differing frequencies.  This is thought to impair their ability to interpret tone of voice, resulting in social difficulties. Transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, is a non-invasive neural stimulation technique that passes a weak electrical current ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Memory of social interactions impaired in all phases of schizophrenia
FINDINGSPeople with schizophrenia have trouble remembering the details of social interactions in all phases of the illness, researchers report. However, in the early stages of schizophrenia, patients can remember more about these interactions if given hints about context. This finding suggests a potential strategy for memory training.BACKGROUNDEpisodic memory is the way we remember life events, big and small. What did I have for lunch? Where do I know that person from? It ’s key for social functioning: Poor episodic memory, a common feature of schizophrenia, limits the ability to form relationships with others.METHOD...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Communication skills training for mental health professionals working with people with severe mental illness
Research evidence suggests that both mental health professionals and people with severe mental health illness such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder find it difficult to communicate with each other effectively about symptoms, treatments and their side effects so that they reach a shared understanding about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Effective use of communication skills in mental health interactions could be associated with increased patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment. To review the effectiveness of communication skills training for mental health professionals who work with people with se...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic combinations for schizophrenia
Many people with schizophrenia do not achieve a satisfactory treatment response with their initial antipsychotic drug treatment. Sometimes a second antipsychotic, in combination with the first, is used in these situations. To examine whether: 1. treatment with antipsychotic combinations is effective for schizophrenia; and 2. treatment with antipsychotic combinations is safe for the same illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wendan decoction (Traditional Chinese medicine) for schizophrenia.
Wendan decoction (WDD) is one of the classical Chinese herb formulas used for psychotic symptoms. It is thought to be safe, accessible and inexpensive. To investigate the effects of WDD for treatment of people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illness compared with placebo, antipsychotic drugs and other interventions for outcomes of clinical importance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news