In the past 6 months, I’ve written lots of news stories for Schizophrenia Research Forum.
Among my favorites is a story about a study that found genetic risk variants for schizophrenia also promoted cannabis use (Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia, Cannabis Use Overlap 6/30/2014), which suggests our genes compel us to seek environments that are themselves risk factors for a disease. Another reported a newfound link between obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia (Study Links OCD and Schizophrenia 9/9/2014), and still another covered a study that suggests reading remediation may help people with schizophrenia gain more real world function (Reading Skills Decline in Schizophrenia 9/18/2014). I also wrote about a controversial study claiming that schizophrenia can be parsed neatly into eight genetically different subtypes (Study Claiming Eight Types of Schizophrenia Called Into Question 10/3/2014).
The rest of the stories are listed below.
IQ Study Finds Environmental Footprint in Schizophrenia Risk 11/26/2014
Corticostriatal Connectivity Predicts Antipsychotic Response 11/14/2014
Working Memory Deficit Hampers Reinforcement Learning in Schizophrenia 10/14/2014
GABA and Glutamate Co-release Appears to Titrate Depression 10/9/2014
Electroconvulsive Therapy Is Promising for Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia 9/5/2014
Ketamine Elicits Brain State Resembling Early Stages of Schizophrenia 8/26/2014
Whether Mild or Extreme, Psychotic Experiences Share Risk Factors 8/8/2014
Dopamine Dysfunction Triggers Massive Reprogramming of Cortex 7/21/2014
15q11.2 Deletions Point to Cytoskeleton, Altered Migration in Schizophrenia 7/14/2014
Schizophrenia Looms Large in International 22q11.2 Deletion Survey 7/3/2014
Cortical Connection Linked to Genes Suspected in Schizophrenia 6/26/2014
ANK3 Regulates Neuron Proliferation 6/13/2014