A new study reveals people with schizophrenia have a disrupted stress response. Researchers report those with schizophrenia have an increase in dopamine release in the striatum, but not in the prefrontal cortex, in response to stress.
Researchers report common symptoms of bipolar depression and schizophrenia, such as depression, psychosis and mania, have shared and distinguished genetic risk factors. The findings could help with the development of more effective therapies for these neuropsychological disorders.
Nineteen gene sets have been identified that contribute to at least five psychiatric disorders. The gene sets were associated with ADHD, ASD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.