It appears that people with epilepsy and schizophrenia
are particularly vulnerable - and there is certainly room for improvement in the way the healthcare system deals with them and their treatment," Christensen added.
Therefore, in treatment of schizophrenia
disorder, patients' care, setting and early treatment together increase the chances of recovery.16 Schizophrenia
patients avail out-door treatment facility usually, do not use medication properly and sometimes even skip medications because of their own choice.17 In-door settings, along with integrated services, increase positive treatment outcomes and efficiency because of intense patient-care.18,19
The study, led by Professor Shannon Weickert at the University of New South Wales in Australia, challenged the assumption that immune cells were independent of the brain in psychiatric illness and 'identified immune cells as a new player in the brain pathology of schizophrenia
N-acetylcysteine as an adjunct to risperidone for treatment of negative symptoms in patients with chronic schizophrenia
: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
 Li and colleagues conducted a comparative study on deficit schizophrenia
(DS) (predominantly negative symptoms) and non-deficit schizophrenia
Researchers also discovered some of the genes identified as increasing risk for schizophrenia
have previously been associated with other neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.
Pacemaker, decreased melatonin concentration and increased core body temperature have detrimental effects in immature brain dysfunction causes decreased extracellular dopamine and increased phasic dopamine release, the characteristic biochemical lesion in Schizophrenia
individuals with schizophrenia
sometimes self-medicate with marijuana
Yamashita hypothesized that myelin-related genes could contribute to the pathology of schizophrenia
. RTN4R is a subunit of RTN4, which regulates crucial functions for neural circuits, namely, axon regeneration and structural plasticity.
"The new estimate of heritability of schizophrenia
, 79 percent, is very close to the high end of prior estimates of its heritability," Dr.
The results show that although as a society we are making progress in terms of how mental illness is viewed, schizophrenia
is an illness that remains widely misunderstood.