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PET Imaging Confirms Low Cortical Dopamine in Schizophrenia
4 March 2015. The first in vivo measure of cortical dopamine release in schizophrenia substantiates the long-suspected reduction of the neurotransmitter in the prefrontal cortex...
Cortical Changes and Medication Effects in Early Schizophrenia
24 February 2015. Two new studies provide insights into the structural and functional abnormalities found in the prefrontal cortex of people who have recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia...
Mental Illnesses Share Common Brain Changes
10 February 2015. Researchers have identified a trio of brain regions that come up smaller than normal across six mental illnesses...

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We invite your comments and suggested edits to these facts about schizophrenia.
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Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Polarization: Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

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