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Schizophrenia Research News: Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

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(SOURCE: KING’S COLLEGE LONDON) – People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an analysis by researchers from King’s College London. Schizophrenia is known to be associated with a reduced life expectancy of up […]

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Schizophrenia Research News: Key Study Identifies Rare Genetic Variations Linked to Schizophrenia

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(UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO) According to a recent press release, many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role in the disease. To overcome this, the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, at University of California San Diego […]

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Mental Health News: Researchers Identify Common Sets of Genes Disrupted in Certain Mental Disorders

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(HopkinsMedicine / EurekAlert) According to a recent press release, while studying brain tissue from deceased donors, Johns Hopkins scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The commonly affected genes sets, identified with RNA sequencing methods, engage in making proteins, controlling brain cell communications and mounting […]

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Male Teens with Elevated Heart Rates and Blood Pressure May be at Risk for Developing Psychiatric Disorders Later in Life

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(THE JAMA NETWORK JOURNALS / EurekAlert) According to a recent JAMA Psychiatry press release, higher resting heart rate and higher blood pressure in late adolescence were found to be associated with an increased risk in men for the subsequent development of obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.