A new study reports blood samples taken from those with Schizophrenia contain genetic material from more types of microbes than people without the condition. Additionally, the blood samples contained less CD8+ memory T cells.
According to researchers, success in big events can help boost a nation's health and wellbeing. The study, which looked at data from people whose countries participate in the Eurovision song contest, found people were 4% more likely to be satisfied with their lives with every ten place increase on the final score board. Additionally, finishing near the bottom was linked to a 13% increase in life satisfaction compared to people whose countries did not participate in the contest at all.
For those with treatment resistant depression, a new study reports ECT may not only be the most effective treatment, but also the most cost effective.
University of Edinburgh researchers report many genes linked to neuroticism are also linked to depression. The findings may help to develop more personalized treatments with depressive disorders.
A major finding from researchers at Houston Methodist reveals a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system disorder. The condition causes NMDA receptors to stop functioning properly and can result in symptoms commonly associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Researchers have identified increased inflammatory activation markers in the brains of people with major depressive disorder who report suicidal ideations. The findings support recent research that anti-inflammatories may provide antidepressant effects for some patients.
UCSD researchers investigate the longevity gap between people with schizophrenia and the general population. The note a 37 percent increase in the mean standardized mortality rate in people with schizophrenia from studies conducted pre-1970's to those conducted more recently.
Researchers have identified a specific area of the brain responsible for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The researchers were able to control the hallucinations with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Researchers discover imbalanced pH and lactate levels in the brains of mouse models of schizophrenia, ASD and bipolar disorder. They believe the imbalances could reflect an underlying pathophysiology to some psychiatric disorders.