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ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2017
Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016
A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.
Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia
Jef Akst | Aug 13, 2015
Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.
The Roots of Schizophrenia
Jef Akst | Jun 4, 2015
Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.
Missing Brains Found
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2014
About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus.
A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 31, 2014
Epigenetic and genetic changes in the SKA2 gene are correlated with suicidal behaviors, researchers show.
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014
Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2014
Older fathers may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
OCD-Linked Canine Genes
Jef Akst | Feb 19, 2014
Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans do, and now researchers have identified a genetic basis for their spastic behavior.
Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2014
Researchers find evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of the psychiatric disorder.