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Depression & Schizophrenia

Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain’s entire communication system.
"When we approach mental illness, we need to keep an open mind about what might be occurring that we don’t understand," says Lisa Pan, professor of psychiatry and of clinical and translational science at The University of Pittsburgh.
It’s called mental imbalance for a reason. Sanity hangs in the gentle balance of chemicals strung together within regions of the brain.
The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide.
Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them as much as it helps healthy subjects do so, according to a new study by Vanderbilt psychologists.