Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. The finding opens up a new understanding of this devastating disease and the potential for newContinue Reading

Are you supporting someone affected by mental illness and live on the North Shore then come along to a support… — Supporting Families (@SFNewZealand) January 26, 2016 19 February, 2016 How does Schizophrenia impact family and whanau and what things can help? – Flyer Supporting Families is offering aContinue Reading

Published on 18 Feb 2013 This uplifting 22 minute video shows interviews with patients living with schizophrenia, and mental health professionals who treat them. It shows how people diagnosed with schizophrenia can live normal lives.Continue Reading Schizophrenia linked to environmental causes A New Zealand court case about the relationship of sexual abuse to the development of schizophrenia has potential for alternative understandings around causes of mental illness to be considered in legal contexts. That’s the conclusion from a study by researchers at the Centre forContinue Reading

Protein findings open new avenues to understanding and treatment of schizophrenia — (@PsyPost) November 10, 2015 “Proteins are the workhorses of all cells and make up most of a cell’s structure and functions,” says Professor Mackay-Sim, whose Griffith team included Dr Yongjun Fan and Mr Nicholas Matigian.Continue Reading