African Americans who suffer from major depressive disorder are more likely to be misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia than people from other ethnic or racial groups. Findings suggest doctors may be putting more emphasis on psychotic symptoms, rather than depressive symptoms when assessing African American patients.
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.
A new study into schizophrenia challenges commonly held beliefs about the relationship between neurocognitive performance and cognitive insights. The findings could have implications for developing new treatments for the disorder.
YouTube and other social media sites can help people with severe mental illnesses find and provide peer support, researchers report.