Nutrition / Diet Schizophrenia

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. Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that may alleviate schizophrenia. Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their […]

Mental Health Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

Researchers pin down the faulty brain circuitry that drives negative symptom severity in schizophrenia and look at noninvasive methods of targeting and “repairing” this breakdown. A new study identifies the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition with characteristic symptoms that include delusions and hallucinations. […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Schizophrenia

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

Scientists have located an intriguing link between schizophrenia and the Epstein-Barr virus, a type of herpes virus. Now, they need to determine which way the risk lies. A new study may have found another environmental risk factor linked to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects […]

Psychology / Psychiatry Schizophrenia

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Schizophrenia

Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise

Early diagnosis is key to the effective treatment of schizophrenia. In a recent study, scientists probed neural activity in the hunt for rogue connectivity. Their findings may help clinicians catch schizophrenia before the first psychotic episode. Catching schizophrenia before symptoms appear is challenging. A new brain scan study may have an answer. Schizophrenia is a […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Schizophrenia

Detecting schizophrenia before symptoms arise

Early diagnosis is key to the effective treatment of schizophrenia. In a recent study, scientists probed neural activity in the hunt for rogue connectivity. Their findings may help clinicians catch schizophrenia before the first psychotic episode. Catching schizophrenia before symptoms appear is challenging. A new brain scan study may have an answer. Schizophrenia is a […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: ‘Resyncing’ brain circuits could halt symptoms

Schizophrenia is a complex mental condition that is still not fully understood in terms of how brain circuitry links up to behavioral symptoms. Now, however, scientists seem to have found a way to make some of the symptoms disappear. Researchers recently probed the brain circuits involved in schizophrenia. Recent studies have suggested that some of […]

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: The placenta may explain risk

New research finds a connection between genes and the birth complications that raise the risk of schizophrenia: the placenta. The findings might help to accurately predict who will develop the condition and reduce risk by improving the health of the placenta. The placenta — or the organ that protects and provides nutrients to the fetus […]