schizophrenia News

'Novel drug may protect against Alzheimer disease'

Recent studies have found that Alzheimer's may develop without dementia in nearly 25 per cent of healthy 80-year-old patients, suggesting the body may turn to compensatory mechanisms to maintain the nervous system, said researchers from the University at Buffalo in the US.

Researchers identify new gene linked to schizophrenia

Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia and a team of Indian researchers searched the genomes of over 3,000 individuals and found those with schizophrenia were more likely to have a particular genetic variation.


Talk on mental illness and schizophrenia held at Indian Medical Association

As much as 1 per cent of the world’s population suffers from schizophrenia, which is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood.

Broccoli sprout extracts may help manage schizophrenia

Drugs used to treat schizophrenia don't work completely for everyone, and they can cause a variety of undesirable side effects, including metabolic problems increasing cardiovascular risk, involuntary movements, restlessness, stiffness and "the shakes."

Bi-weekly aerobic exercises may help combat depression, schizophrenia

Aerobic exercises done in moderate intensity can also improve cognition, cardiovascular fitness as well as cardiorespiratory health in individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Man acquitted of murder for second time on ground of unsound mind

Calling the order of the sessions court “totally erroneous”, the bench held that the accused has sufficient evidence of suffering from schizophrenia prior to occurrence of the incident and also after the incident.


Autism, schizophrenia share gene activity in brain

According to a study, a significant overlap was seen between distinct disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, but also specificity, with major depression showing molecular changes not seen in the other disorders.

Virtual avatar therapy may help treat schizophrenia symptoms: Study

A therapy that involves face-to-face discussion a between a person with schizophrenia and a virtual avatar representing their hallucinations may help reduce symptoms.

Free of mental illness, still no way home for inmates of Thane shelter

Lodged in Thane Mental Hospital after being brought in by police in circumstances not different from Rajesh’s, this is Moti’s 41st year here.

Smoking linked with schizophrenia

There is a close association between schizophrenia and increased rates of tobacco smoking.