Blog Posts - Schizophrenia



Probiotic normalization of Candida albicans in schizophrenia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, longitudinal pilot study. - PubMed - NCBI

 The molecules and pathways of the gut-brain axis represent new targets for developing methods to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders. Manipulation of the gut microbiome with probiotics may be a therapeutic strategy with the potential to re...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 13, 2016

MRI scans detect 'brain rust' in schizophrenia: Oxidative stress

"Using a new kind of MRI measurement, neuroscientists reported higher levels of oxidative stress in patients with schizophrenia, when compared both to healthy individuals and those with bipolar disorder." 'via Blog this' pub-5799224524264318...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 8, 2016

Mengetahui Gejala Awal Pada Penderita Skizofrenia

Skizofrenia, sebagian orang menyebutnya gila. Bagaimana tidak? Skizofrenia adalah kelainan psikologi yang menampilkan karakteristika yang sangat luas jika dibandingkan dengan tipe-tipe psikosis lainnya, tingkah lakunya sangat aneh diluar nalar orang...
by Gudang Kesehatan on Jul 22, 2016

Disrupted immunity in the fetal brain is linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

Disrupted fetal immune system development, such as that caused by viral infection in the mother, may be a key factor in the later appearance of certain neurodevelopmental disorders. This finding emerges from a Weizmann Institute study published in Sc...
by PolygenicBlog on Jun 28, 2016

Candida albicans exposures, sex specificity and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Immune aberrations in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have led to the hypotheses that infectious agents or corresponding immune responses might contribute to psychiatric etiopathogeneses. We investigated case–control differences in exposure to t...
by PolygenicBlog on May 10, 2016

Reduced maternal levels of common viruses during pregnancy predict offspring psychosis: potential role of enhanced maternal immune activity? - PubMed - NCBI

Viral infections during the prenatal or early childhood periods are one of the environmental factors which might play an etiological role in psychoses. Several studies report higher antibody levels against viruses during pregnancy in blood of mothers...
by PolygenicBlog on May 7, 2016

Yeast infection linked to mental illness: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without thes...
by PolygenicBlog on May 5, 2016

Mild Infection May Raise Risk for Severe Mental Illness

 "FLORENCE, Italy — Even mild infections significantly increase the risk of later developing schizophrenia and mood disorders, results of a large, population-based registry study indicate (from the Danish Register). Regarding the prescribing...
by PolygenicBlog on Apr 11, 2016

A meta-analysis of blood cytokine network alterations in psychiatric patients: comparisons between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression : Molecular Psychiatry

 "Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD) have all been associated with aberrant blood cytokine levels; however, neither the pattern of cytokine alterations nor the impact of clinical status have been compared across...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 30, 2016

Anti-NMDA receptor autoantibodies and associated neurobehavioral pathology in mice are dependent on age of first exposure to Toxoplasma gondii

 "Toxoplasma gondii is a pathogen implicated in psychiatric disorders. As elevated antibodies to T. gondii are also present in non-symptomatic individuals, we hypothesized that the age during first exposure to the pathogen may affect symptom man...
by PolygenicBlog on Mar 13, 2016

Schizophrenia - Sa Atin Ang Gabi

Sa Atin Ang Gabi by Schizophrenia is now available here in your opm songs page! Check out the video of this song by Sa Atin Ang Gabi by SchizophreniaThis is the music video of the song released by FlipMusicReco...
by OPM Songs on Feb 19, 2016

Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4 : Nature :

: "Schizophrenia is a heritable brain illness with unknown pathogenic mechanisms. Schizophrenia’s strongest genetic association at a population level involves variation in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) locus, but the genes and molecula...
by PolygenicBlog on Feb 16, 2016

MENTAL HEALTH - Schizophrenia Gene

"Scientists open ‘black box’ of schizophrenia by discovering potential genetic cause" PBS NewsHour 1/30/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Medical researchers have discovered a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, a mental illness that afflicts...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 1, 2016

Schizophrenia and the Synapse | The Scientist Magazine®

Compared to the brains of healthy individuals, those of people with schizophrenia have higher expression of a gene called Complement C4, according to a paper published in Nature today (January 27). The gene encodes an immune protein that moonlights i...
by PolygenicBlog on Jan 29, 2016

Types of auditory hallucinations – hearing voices.

By David Joel Miller. How many types of auditory hallucinations are there? Hearing voices or sounds that no one else hears occurs in people both with and without a diagnosable mental illness. Originally this question came in from a reader … Con...
by counseolrssoapbox on Dec 7, 2015

White matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis, study shows -- ScienceDaily

 The researchers specifically examined the corpus callosum, the largest white matter structure in the brain, which is responsible for communication between the left and right hemispheres. White matter consists of large bundles of nerve cell proj...
by PolygenicBlog on Nov 28, 2015

Is mental illness contagious?

Philosophers and literary scholars can choose to interpret facts within “the most convincing perspectives, assumptions and causal frameworks,” as Harriet A. Washington explains in the opening chapter of her latest book, Infectious Madness: The Su...
by PsyPost on Nov 21, 2015

Translational Psychiatry - Reduced protein synthesis in schizophrenia patient-derived olfactory cells

 "Human olfactory neurosphere-derived (ONS) cells have the potential to provide novel insights into the cellular pathology of schizophrenia. We used discovery-based proteomics and targeted functional analyses to reveal reductions in 17 ribosomal...
by PolygenicBlog on Nov 10, 2015

Immune microglia clue to preventing schizophrenia - BBC News

It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain's immune system, say scientists. Brain scans found an overactive immune system in patients as well as in those at high risk of schizophrenia.The UK Medical Research Council team wants t...
by PolygenicBlog on Oct 16, 2015

Accumulated environmental risk determining age at schizophrenia onset: a deep phenotyping-based study.

Schizophrenia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, as first evidenced by twin studies. Extensive efforts have been made to identify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, including large genome-wide association studies, but t...
by PolygenicBlog on Sep 12, 2015


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