During brain development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) contribute to the neural pruning process, helping to shape the healthy development of the brain.
Researchers report bipolar depression and schizophrenia may be detectable several years before symptoms appear. A new study reports 50% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder attended specialist child and adolescent mental health services during childhood.
Using a Brief Negative Symptom Scale (BNSS) to assess negative symptoms of schizophrenia may bridge the gap between clinical interviews and a patient's self-reported measure of symptoms.
Young people with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome have distinct and marked EEG differences in brain activity during sleep, which could influence psychiatric symptoms.
Study reveals striking similarities in both behaviors and neuroanatomical changes between people with schizophrenia and behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia.
AgRP neurons in the hypothalamus play a critical role in shaping the structure and function of the prefrontal cortex in mice. The findings shed light on how the prefrontal cortex is altered in disorders such as schizophrenia.
Study revealed the place in which a person lived at the age of fifteen was a big influence on the risk of developing both affective psychosis (bipolar disorder) and non-affective psychosis (schizophrenia) later in life.
Study reveals a strong association between emotional abuse experienced during childhood and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia-like symptoms in adulthood.
New research finds smoking significantly increases the risk of a person developing schizophrenia or depression.
Researchers have identified an autoantibody that appears to cause schizophrenia in some individuals. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that schizophrenia could have an autoimmune component.