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Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: New Guidelines on Diagnosis and Terminology

By Hakon Heimer Posted on 20 Feb 2017

On February 21, Schizophrenia Research Forum held a discussion about new guidelines on treatment-resistant schizophrenia....

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Q&A With John McGrath

by Hakon Heimer Posted on 17 Feb 2017

John McGrath isn't ready to concede the case that prenatal vitamin D levels could create risk for later mental illness....

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Best Texts for Teaching About Schizophrenia?

By Hakon Heimer Posted on 13 Jan 2017

We imagine this is a common question that lecturers ask themselves when preparing to teach a lecture or module on schizophrenia for undergraduate or graduate students....

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Last comment on 13 Feb 2017 by Richard Noll

2016 NIMH Mental Health Services Conference

by SRF Team

A record number of attendees gathered in Bethesda, Maryland, August 1-2 for the 23rd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research.

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Studying Psychosis in 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Led by Anne Bassett. Posted on 27 Jul 2016

On July 28, 2016, SRF held a webinar to discuss how copy number variation on the long arm of chromosome 22 may provide clues to understanding idiopathic schizophrenia....

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The Baby and the Bathwater: Signal and Noise in Psychiatric Neuroimaging

Led by John Krystal. Posted on 15 Jun 2016

On June 6, 2016, SRF advisor John Krystal of Yale University moderated a discussion among Alan Anticevic, Deanna Barch, Randy Buckner, and Daniel Weinberger on critical issues in the interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in psychiatric research

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Last comment on 6 Jun 2016 by Angus MacDonald

2016 Schizophrenia International Research Society

2-6 April 2016, Florence, Italy

The attendees at the 2016 Schizophrenia International Research Society meeting in Florence were treated to temperate weather and a full schedule of new findings

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Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

Led by Michael Green. Posted on 15 Feb 2016

On February 23, 2016, Michael Green of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues presented their recent paper in Nature Neuroscience: Social cognition in schizophrenia.

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2015 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

16-20 October 2015, Toronto, Canada

The 23rd annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics was held October 16-20, 2015, in refreshingly chilly Toronto, Canada.

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How Can Schizotypy Inform Schizophrenia Research?

Led by Martin Debbane. Posted on 5 Jul 2015

On July 6, 2015, SRF hosted a webinar devoted to current thinking about the psychological construct schizotypy—the collection of odd or abnormal thoughts and behaviors,

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Prediction Error: The Genesis of Delusions?

Led by Hakon Heimer Posted on 8 May 2015

Add your thoughts to a Forum Discussion on the dominant current hypothesis on the formation of delusions in schizophrenia, a discussion stimulated by recent articles in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.

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Last comment on 25 Mar 2015 by Guillermo Horga

2015 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

29 March-1 April, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Against a mountainous backdrop, nearly 1,000 schizophrenia researchers delved into the science of the 15th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) from March 29 to April 1 in Colorado Springs.

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Cognition and Treatment Resistance in Schizophrenia

Led by Philip Harvey. Posted on 9 Nov 2014

On November 10, 2014, SRF joined with the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research in the first of a series of webinars on major topics in psychosis research....

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Q&A With Michael O'Donovan

Posted on 23 Sep 2014

Q&A with Michael O'Donovan, corresponding author of the latest PGC schizophrenia GWAS. Questions by the SRF editorial group.

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Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Applied to Verbal Hallucinations

Led by Bruce Cuthbert. Posted on 28 May 2014

Thanks to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Oxford University Press, publishers of Schizophrenia Bulletin, for providing open access to the introductory article for this webinar.

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2014 Schizophrenia International Research Society

5-9 April, Florence, Italy

The 2014 Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) meeting was held April 5-9 in Florence, Italy.

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Prefrontal Inefficiency Is Associated With Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia

Led by Hakon Heimer Posted on 6 Feb 2014

Join us for a Forum Discussion about the paper by Walton et al. titled "Prefrontal Inefficiency Is Associated With Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia" published in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

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Last comment on 29 Apr 2014 by Matcheri Keshavan

Prefrontal Inefficiency Is Associated With Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia

Led by Hakon Heimer Posted on 6 Feb 2014

Join us for a Forum Discussion about the paper by Walton et al. titled "Prefrontal Inefficiency Is Associated With Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia" published in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

SRF Interviews James Gold

Posted on 15 Aug 2013

Negative symptoms have remained a backwater of study for the schizophrenia research field....

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2013 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

21-25 April, Orlando, Florida

The biannual International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) was held 21-25 April 2013 in Orlando, Florida, at the JW Marriott Hotel Orlando Grande Lakes.

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Taking Stock of Glutamate in Schizophrenia

Posted on 5 Feb 2013

Led by Dan Javitt.
Webinar held 5 February 2013.

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The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia: Q&A

Anissa Abi-Dargham on The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia Posted on 3 Dec 2012

The venerable dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia proposes that aberrations in the brain's dopamine system cause some symptoms of the disorder.

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The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia

Posted on 3 Dec 2012

The dopamine (DA) hypothesis is the oldest and most established of the schizophrenia hypotheses.

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Neurotropic Infectious Agents and Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Posted on 12 Nov 2012

Led by Vishwajit Nimgaonkar.
Webinar held 13 November 2012.

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Approaches to Understanding Auditory Hallucinations

Posted on 12 Sep 2012

Led by Flavie Waters.
Webinar held 13 September 2012.

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TV Neuroscientist—With Schizophrenia, No Less!—Solves Crimes

Posted on 29 Jul 2012

If you've seen the show, post a comment with your thoughts. If not, you can catch the show Mondays on TNT (10 p.m., EST) and watch back episodes online.

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The Extended Psychosis Phenotype

Posted on 4 Apr 2012

Led by Jim van Os.
Webinar held 5 April 2012.

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Unmet Therapeutic Indications in Schizophrenia—New Standards Based on Recent Experience

Posted on 16 Jan 2012

In our Forum Discussion "journal club" series, the editors of Schizophrenia Bulletin provide access to the full text of a recent article.

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Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia: Ready for Widespread Use?

Posted on 14 Dec 2011

Led by Angus MacDonald.
Webinar held 15 December 2011.

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Impairment in Functional Capacity as an Endophenotype Candidate in Severe Mental Illness

Posted on 28 Aug 2011

In our Forum Discussion "journal club" series, the editors of Schizophrenia Bulletin provide access to the full text of the article.

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Neurexin—From Basic Biology to Cognitive Diseases

Posted on 22 Mar 2011

Led by Thomas Südhof and Steven Clapcote.
Live discussion held 23 March 2011.

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Clues Emerge About the Maternal Infection Risk Factor for Schizophrenia

Posted on 14 Feb 2011

Studies suggest that mothers who are infected with various pathogens during pregnancy pass an unfortunate legacy on to their children: an increased risk of schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia and Violence, Case Not Closed

Posted on 19 Jan 2011

SRF has opened a special forum discussion focusing on violence and the mentally ill.

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2011 Society for Neuroscience

2-6 April 2011, Colorado Springs, Colorado

We invite you to read these news stories and blogs from the meeting

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Antipsychotic Dosing: How Much, But Also How Often?

Posted on 19 Aug 2010

In our Forum Discussion "journal club" series, the editors of Schizophrenia Bulletin provide access to the full text of a recent article.

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Clinical Care and Research in the Early Stages of Schizophrenia

Posted on 29 Jul 2010

Led by S. Charles Schulz.
Live discussion held 30 July 2010.

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Cognition in Mouse Models of Schizophrenia Susceptibility Genes

Posted on 14 Apr 2010

In our Forum Discussion "journal club" series, the editors of Schizophrenia Bulletin provide access to the full text of a recent article.

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Language and Schizophrenia

Posted on 31 Mar 2010

Led by Debra Titone.
Live discussion held 1 April 2010.

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Functional and Dysfunctional Synaptic Plasticity inPrefrontal Cortex

Posted on 28 Feb 2010

Send in your comments now! The paper under discussion:
Goto Y, Yang CR, Otani S. Functional and dysfunctional synaptic plasticity in prefrontal cortex: roles in psychiatric disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Feb 1 ; 67(3):199-207. Abstract

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SZGene Update Debuts With New Analyses, Top Hits

Posted on 24 Feb 2010

Fans of SchizophreniaGene (SZGene), the compendium of genetic association studies in schizophrenia, may have noticed the resource was offline for a few weeks at the start of the year.

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DISC1 Roundtable 2010

Posted on 12 Jan 2010

Led by Akira Sawa and David Porteous.
Live discussion held 13 January 2010.

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Do We Need Schizoaffective Disorder?

Posted on 14 Dec 2009

Led by Stephan Heckers and Rajiv Tandon.
Live discussion held 15 December 2009.

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Psychiatric Genocide—Nazi Attempts to Eradicate Schizophrenia

Posted on 22 Nov 2009

Send in your comments now! The paper under discussion:
Torrey EF, Yolken RH. Psychiatric Genocide: Nazi Attempts to Eradicate Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2009 Sep 16. Abstract

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Hippocampus in Schizophrenia Roundtable

Posted on 15 Nov 2009

Led by Anthony Grace and Stephan Heckers.
Live discussion held 16 November 2009.

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How Might Dysbindin Affect the Schizophrenic Brain?

Posted on 4 Oct 2009

In our Forum Discussion "journal club" series, the editors of Neuropsychopharmacology provide access to the full text of a recent article.

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SRF Interviews Philip D. Harvey

Posted on 26 Sep 2009

For years, Philip D. Harvey has made the cognitive deficits that cause much of the disability associated with schizophrenia a focus of his research.

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Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Posted on 10 Aug 2009

Send in your comments now! The paper under discussion:
Simonsen C, Sundet K, Vaskinn A, Birkenaes AB, Engh JA, Færden A, Jónsdóttir H, Ringen PA, Opjordsmoen S, Melle I, Friis S, Andreassen OA. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders Depends on History of Psychosis Rather Than Diagnostic Group. Schizophr Bull. 2009 May 14. Abstract

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Is the Risk Syndrome for Psychosis Risky Business?

Posted on 21 Jul 2009

Led by William T. Carpenter Jr.
Live discussion held 22 July 2009.

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The Role of the Social Environment in Psychiatric Research: Outstanding Challenges and Future Directions

Posted on 16 Mar 2009

Led by Dana March, James Kirkbride, and Wim Veling.
Live discussion held 17 March 2009.

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