Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders

When assessing the value of a reward, people with schizophrenia have difficulty integrating information about the size of the reward and the probability of receiving it, according to a published study.

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Excessive synaptic pruning in the maturing brains of adolescents may help to explain the biological cause of schizophrenia, according to a landmark study published in Nature.

When viewing biological motion, people with schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) display heightened activation in the neural circuitry involved in reward and decision making, researchers have observed.

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In schizophrenics, activity in striatal regions of the reward system may be associated with individual variability in the predisposition for antipsychotic-associated weight gain, according to Danish researchers.

Individuals with schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes experience fewer diabetic complications with regular antipsychotic treatment, researchers said.

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Steve Offord, PhD; Dario Mirski, MD; Bruce Wong, MD; Jay Lin, PhD, MBA
Bruce Wong, MD; Noam Kirson, PhD; Sander Yermakov, MS; Wayne Huang, MPP; Thomas Samuelson, BA; Steve Offord, PhD; Paul Greenberg, MS

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