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Psychosis Symptoms Relieved By Treatment Targeted At Genetic Mutation

An individual structural mutation has been linked to the underlying biology of psychosis and treatment response in a new study. The work also found that treatment of psychosis can be targeted to a specific genetic mutation in patients with psychotic disorders. Genetic mutations that have large effects on psychiatric disease risk are rare, with some […]

Broccoli Sprout Compound May Restore Brain Chemistry Imbalance Linked To Schizophrenia

A set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate has been elucidated by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers in recently published studies using animals and people. They have also dicovered how to regulate the levels using a compound derived from broccoli sprouts. The results advance the hope that […]

Growing Up In Poverty Doubles Risk Of Later Psychosis Disorder

Growing up in an impoverished urban neighborhood more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by middle adulthood, a new study indicates. Researchers, who followed nearly 4,000 families for more than three decades, say the results suggest that intervention through social policies and investment in neighborhood improvements, as well […]

Schizophrenia: Adjunctive Antidepressant Treatment Reduced Risk Of Psychiatric Hospitalization

Certain combinations of psychiatric medication may be more effective than others in treating patients with schizophrenia, a new study suggests. Combining medications is often referred to as polypharmacy. Antipsychotic drugs are usually the first line of treatment for individuals with schizophrenia. But because these drugs often fail to control symptoms adequately on their own, doctors […]