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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Schizophrenia and the paradoxes of insight

Posted on 27 October 2016 by Clara Humpston

When we think of the symptoms of schizophrenia, perhaps the first examples that emerge in our minds are the chaotic thoughts, disturbing suspicions and invisible voices tormenting the sufferer. These are indeed the most striking manifestations of an acute psychosis – delusions, hallucinations and thought disorder – but as I wrote a few months ago,
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