Neuroimaging study reveals abnormalities in memory replay in those with schizophrenia.
Higher polygenetic risk scores for schizophrenia, depression, neuroticism, and alcohol use disorder are indicators for higher risk of nicotine dependence.
Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had reversals functional connectivity to one another. People with schizophrenia showed decreased segregation and functional connectivity in brain areas associated with social behaviors, while those with social anhedonia had an increase in connectivity and segregation.
Prescribing SSRIs during late childhood to those with genetic risk factors for psychosis can reduce the deterioration of intellectual abilities, a new study reveals. SSRIs appear to have a neuroprotective effect for certain brain areas associated with the onset of psychosis if provided early.
Adolescents with higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids in their blood had a decreased risk of developing psychosis as they entered into early adulthood. At the age of 24, those with psychosis had lower levels of DHA than those without the disorder.
Medications with anticholinergic properties given to help reduce physical and mental health symptoms associated with schizophrenia have a cumulative effect in reducing cognitive function in patients.