schizophrenia

MINDDS – a pan-European network for Neurodevelopmental Disorder research

Posted on 9 October 2017 by Professor Adrian Harwood

When we talk about ‘neurodevelopmental disorders’ (NDD), we refer to a wide range of mental health conditions united by an overlapping biology that arises from disrupted brain development.  It is only through international collaboration and gaining a deeper understanding of what causes NDD that we can hope to develop effective treatments to manage – and
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Schizophrenia: from new brain cells to the immune system

Posted on 8 June 2017 by Niels Haan

We still don’t really know much about one of the most common psychiatric diseases – schizophrenia. However, my research, and that of many others, shows things such as neurogenesis (formation of new neurons) and the immune system are all involved in this challenging condition. Genetic risk for schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a complex disease, with symptoms
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Schizophrenia from abnormal memory genes

Posted on 17 February 2017 by Nicholas Clifton

For a disorder characterised by delusions, hallucinations and false beliefs, it may come as a surprise to know that schizophrenia is thought to originate from the abnormal processing of memories. In order for us to understand and respond appropriately to our surroundings, we continuously learn associations between the things we see, hear and feel, and
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Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Professor Paul Morgan

The concept that psychiatric diseases such as depression and schizophrenia might have an immune component dates back at least 40 years, with numerous studies providing evidence implicating the immune system and autoimmune responses at least in some patients with these diseases. Various “anti-brain cell antibodies” have been reported but lacking to date has been a
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