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Is schizophrenia linked to human parasites?

There are many possible causes of schizophrenia, from genetic to environmental. One unusual factor could be, in some cases, parasites.

Schizophrenia's genetic basis challenged

London - Recently the Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Consortium presented genetic evidence to suggest schizophrenia is not one but “a group of heritable disorders.” This has been challenged by other scientists.

Revealing the genetics of schizophrenia

Three independent genetic studies suggests that schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders associated with distinct clinical syndromes.

Schizophrenia research receives large cash donation

The philanthropist Ted Stanley has announced he will donate $650 million to psychiatric research. The donation will be used to conduct studies aimed at findings the genetic causes of the mental health disorder.

Genetic causes of schizophrenia are 'considerable'

The number of known genetic variants linked with schizophrenia has more than tripled, following a massive genome-wide association study.

New study shows no link between cannabis and psychosis

Calgary - A new study published by the mental health journal Schizophrenia Research, shows no link between marijuana and psychosis.

Protein clue for schizophrenia origin

Copenhagen - As part of a hunt for the causes of schizophrenia, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs.

Brain region linked to schizophrenia

Researchers have identified a region of the brain which is sensitive to small changes in memory. The results provide a clue as to why this area is often found to be abnormal in people suffering with schizophrenia.

Genetic complexities of schizophrenia revealed

Two new studies provide insight into the genetics of schizophrenia and the results show once again how complex the condition is.

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.

Is schizophrenia triggered by 'jumping genes'?

A science group has found evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of schizophrenia.

Mice modeling schizophrenia show key brain network in overdrive Special

Using mice genetically engineered to display symptoms of schizophrenia, scientists have uncovered a faulty brain mechanism that may underlie schizophrenia.

LAT: A national model for mental illness recovery Special

“Today recovery from mental illness is a well-documented reality.” — Pete Linnett, Founder and CEO of Life Adjustment Team

Schizophrenia medicine works on antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers have shown that the drug thioridazine, which was once used to treat schizophrenia, is also a powerful weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus.

Op-Ed: Double life sentence for killer, previously jailed indefinitely

London - Having killed her own mother six-years ago, Nicola Edgington attacked two women, killing one. How could a woman detained indefinitely for the manslaughter of her mother be walking free and allowed to kill again?

Poor sleep can contribute to risk of schizophrenia symptoms

Disturbed sleep and insomnia can increase a person's risk of suffering schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study.

Op-Ed: The Legacy of Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz died September 8 this year. What is the legacy of the man who said there is no such thing as mental illness, and that psychiatry is a scam?

All in the eyes? New schizophrenia test

Aberdeen - A new test has been developed for the assessment and detection of schizophrenia. What is remarkable about the test is that instead of being based on psychological profiling, it takes the form of a simple eye test.

Is the stress of city living making us mentally ill? Special

Studies have shown that people living in large cities have more mental disorders than those living in rural areas and that the cause is stress. This is a serious matter when more than half of the people in the world live in large cities.

Older dads increase risk of autism and mental illness in children

A landmark study has determined that the older a man is when he has a child, the greater the risk of passing on genetic mutations that can cause autism and schizophrenia.

Estrogen helps fight schizophrenia in women

Estrogen link found helpful in treating Schizophrenia in women. Raloxifene may help individuals suffering from Schizophrenia.

Nebraska woman's homophobic rants goes viral – with a new twist

"Crazy Christian Woman Anti-Gay Rant," is just one of the many titles of a video that's being called a hilarious but sad, homophobic rant of a woman testifying against a measure that would give extra protections to the LGBT community.

Study: Epilepsy patients more likely schizophrenic, vice versa

Researchers in Taiwan claimed they have confirmed a bidirectional relationship between epilepsy and schizophrenia consistent with prior clinical studies that linked diverse psychiatric diseases with epilepsy, and suggested a shared susceptibility exists.

Canada: What lessons can be learned from Pedro's story Special

Toronto - There are many statistics when it comes to mental health issues in Canada. Statistics tell an important story but they don't tell the human side. The story of a family's struggles is more than the numbers and graphs. This is Pedro's family story.

Dopamine, schizophrenia and creativity related, says new study

In a society that seems to consider being boring as hell to be normal human behavior, this tale of the "abnormal" may be of interest. There’s always been a folklore link between “madness” and genius, but now it’s been found to be literally true.

Astra Zeneca accused of illegal marketing

We depend on our doctors to give us the right medications. But what happens when the pharmaceutical company pushes a drug that was made for one disease for lots of other illnesses?

Woman invites guest 'to eat partner'

After stabbing her boyfriend 26 times, a NSW Central Coast woman used her phone to send a message to another man, saying she wanted to eat her partner's corpse, writing: "I think he tastes good."

H1N1 and other flu viruses linked to autism, schizophrenia Special

Dr. Hossein Fatemi has been testing the H1N1 virus and its impact on fetal development for over 10 years. His findings provide an important link between viral infections in pregnant women and profound mental disease in their offspring.

Study Finds Default Wiring Creates Person We Are or Become

We are wired for our human connections. Our brain is “hooked on networking.” Recent science investigations, however, find some of our behaviors come from our default mode, reflecting we are what we are by design.

Op-Ed: Dr. Joseph Biederman Plays God With ADHD Meds

Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman has been advocating powerful medication for mental illnesses such as ADHD and bipolar disorder for decades. His methods are now coming under scrutiny.
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Embroidered words and phrases in this artwork by a schizophrenic patient show her attempt to stitch together an understanding of reality; researchers have attempted to better understand the apparent ties between schizophrenia and other brain diseases, such as epilepsy.
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Walk of Hope 2010 Toronto - Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Fundraiser
Walk of Hope 2010 Toronto - Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Fundraiser

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