Study shows the microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track - A small stretch of ribonucleic acid called microRNA could make the difference between a healthy adult brain and one that’s prone to disorders including schizophrenia. Scientists at the Salk Institute discovered that miR-19 guides the placement of new neurons in the adult brain, and the … [Read more...] about Small molecule keeps new adult neurons from straying, may be tied to schizophrenia
Individuals with schizophrenia may hear voices that are not there. Some may be convinced that others are reading their minds, controlling how they think, or plotting against them. This can distress patients severely and persistently, making them withdrawn and frantic. Others may find it hard to make sense of what a person with schizophrenia is talking about. In some cases, … [Read more...] about What is Schizophrenia?
Five major mental illnesses — autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia — appear to share some common genetic risk factors, according to an examination of genetic data from more than 60,000 people worldwide (The Lancet, online Feb. 28). Researchers in 19 countries examined the genomes of more than 33,000 … [Read more...] about Five major Psychiatric Disorders share Genetic Links