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Depression & Schizophrenia

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-invasive procedure increasingly viewed as a potential remedy for patients who do not benefit from medications or psychotherapy in treating depression
A Michigan State University College of Human Medicine psychiatrist has found that most patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder are willing to use a smartphone application to help manage their symptoms, including after regular clinic hours.
Researchers at Stony Brook University and the University of Pennsylvania have developed an algorithm that can scan a user's social media posts for linguistic red flags that accurately predict future depression.
Engineers and physicians at USC and the University of California, San Francisco have discovered how mood variations can be translated, or decoded, from neural signals in a person’s brain — a process that has not been demonstrated before.
Ketamine’s antidepressive effects require activation of opioid receptors in the brain, a new Stanford study shows. The surprising finding may alter how new antidepressants are developed and administered in order to mitigate the risk of opioid dependence.
USC researchers have identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression.
A new study suggests that shock therapy should be more available to patients who have tried two other types of treatment for depression.
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.