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Baseline Symptom Severity Affects Antipsychotic Response
17 November 2014. Patients with schizophrenia who are more severely affected reap more benefit from drug treatment than those whose baseline symptoms are more mild...
 
Corticostriatal Connectivity Predicts Antipsychotic Response
14 November 2014. The answer to whether an antipsychotic drug will relieve a person's hallucinations and delusions may be embedded within the brain's connections...
 
The Life of the Spine: Do Gene Knockdowns Add Insight Into Schizophrenia?
4 November 2014. Dendritic spine structure and function are controlled in part by two familiar genes...
 
 
 
 
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The Collateral Damage of Schizophrenia
On November 18, USA Today had a feature article about Laura Pogliano, founder of Parents4Care, a support organization for parents who are struggling with the financial costs of having a mentally ill child. Previous articles in this series from USA Today have focused on the burden borne by the people with
mental illness themselves. This article lays out in painful detail both the emotional and financial effects of mental illness on the family. Photo from USA Today of Laura and Zac Pogliano
Genetics Smorgasbord in Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen
It's difficult to resist using "smorgasbord" in descriptions of any meeting in Scandinavia, even if the term is specifically Swedish. We should perhaps use the Danish "det kolde bord" to describe the wide variety of research on offer at the 2014 World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics in Copenhagen. Michele Solis attended the October 12-16 meeting and will file a
series of reports for those of you who were not able to attend, or who couldn't get to every session you wanted to (or who succumbed to jet lag and napped through some talks!). You can also get a more vivid impression of the meeting by checking out the Twitter conversation and the photos tweeted by participants. Image courtesy of ISPG
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Welcome to the Schizophrenia Research Forum website—a virtual community for science about schizophrenia and related disorders. Our Mission is to help researchers in their quest for causes, improved treatments, and better understanding of schizophrenia. Read more about ways to browse the site.
 
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In Search of Research Participants - Posted 19 November 2014
We've posted two new calls for study participants in two trials: the "Illuminate-301 Study" and the "Research Study for Efficacy and Safety of NaBen (Sodium Benzoate) for Symptoms of Schizophrenia in Adolescents."
 
Comments - Posted 18 November 2014
Read remarks by Patrick McGorry about Heinssen RK et al.
PAPER: Preventing the Onset of Psychosis: Not Quite There Yet.
 
Comments - Posted 18 November 2014
Read remarks by Patrick McGorry about Secher RG et al.
PAPER: Ten-Year Follow-up of the OPUS Specialized Early Intervention Trial for Patients With a First Episode of Psychosis.
 
Comments - Posted 18 November 2014
Read remarks by Ole A. Andreassen about Servick K et al.
PAPER: Biomedicine. 'Nonadherence': a bitter pill for drug trials.
 
Comments - Posted 18 November 2014
Read remarks by Alexander Fornito about Sarpal DK et al.
NEWS: Corticostriatal Connectivity Predicts Antipsychotic Response
 
Jobs - Posted 17 November 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Translational Sciences: University of Tromso, the University of Edinburgh, and Louisiana State University, Tromso, Norway.
November 23, 2014
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