Researchers have identified key differences between the way males and females with schizophrenia process the emotional states of others than those without the condition. The study reports those with schizophrenia use less complex brain regions than healthy controls to process other people's emotions.
Researchers found differences in cells types between 16 regions of the brain during development may be key in determining whether genetic risks translate into disorders like ASD, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Study reveals those with schizophrenia have an overall reduction of bodily sensations across all emotions, where as those without the disorder show specific patterns of increase arousal and decreased energy across the body for each emotion.
A new study reports obsessive and compulsive behaviors in young people may represent a red flag for other more serious psychiatric conditions. Researchers report a link between OCS and an increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts in young people.
A new study reports sub-groups of people use their brains differently when imitating emotional faces. For those with schizophrenia, researchers found no categorically different social brain functions than those without the condition, but do fall into different sub-groups that respond to different types of treatments.
Researchers report the CPG2 protein is significantly decreased in the brains of people with bipolar disorder and mutations in the SYNE1 gene undermines the expression of CPG2. The study shows how a set of genetic differences in those with bipolar disorder can lead to specific psychological dysfunction in synapses in the brain. The findings could help improve diagnosis of the disorder and help develop new treatments for BD.