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  1. Birth Defects Provide Schizophrenia Clue

    Feb. 27, 2002 -- Babies born with minor physical abnormalities may be at increased risk of developing psychological problems such as schizophrenia -- especially if one or both of the parents suffers from schizophrenia. A new study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found children who

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  2. New Drug Beats Old for Schizophrenia

    Jan. 2, 2002 -- Doctors often reach for new drugs when it comes to treating people with schizophrenia. But do they really work better than the old standbys? A new study suggests that they do. Since the 1950s, Haldol has helped many people with schizophrenia. However, its severe side effects -- inclu

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  3. Study Fingers Schizophrenia Genes

    Dec. 13, 2001 -- In the largest study in the U.S. looking at genes for schizophrenia, researchers have pinpointed two particular areas that may play a big role in some groups of people. Previous studies have implicated several different genes behind schizophrenia. But the studies haven't been able t

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  4. Schizophrenia Linked to Childhood Poverty

    Nov. 1, 2001 -- Although genetics are known to play a part in the development of mental illness, a new British study reveals that environment may also have a significant role. When researchers compared adults who had just been diagnosed with schizophrenia, they found that a significant number of the

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  5. Older Dads More Prone to Having Kids With Schizophrenia

    Oct. 25, 2001 -- That ticking sound you hear is your biological clock winding down. No, not you, ladies. Guys apparently have reproductive clocks of their own, according to research that suggests older-than-average dads are more likely to have children at risk for certain medical problems, including

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  6. Virus Provides a Clue to the Cause of Schizophrenia

    April 9, 2001 -- Scientists have long believed schizophrenia to be a disease that lies dormant, waiting for the right set of circumstances to strike its teenage or young adult victims. Whether genetic, biological, or environmental -- or some complex mix -- the precise nature of the early defect rema

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  7. Four Sisters With Schizophrenia, Four Decades of Scrutiny

    Oct. 20, 2000 -- In a midsize Midwestern town, four elderly sisters are living out their remaining years in a way that might be called unremarkable. But the sisters, known as the Genains, are far from typical: Born in 1930, they are among the oldest living quadruplets, and they are all identical. An

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  8. Expert FDA Panel Backs Schizophrenia Drug It Once Rejected

    Jul. 19, 2000 (Washington) -- A new antipsychotic drug once denied FDA approval for the treatment of schizophrenia because of a potential risk for heart-related side effects earned a favorable recommendation Wednesday from an FDA expert advisory committee two years after initially being deemed "non-

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  9. Zapping Those Voices in The Head

    March 23, 2000 (Atlanta) -- The voices sound real, and they won't go away. From deep within a schizophrenic patient's head, they relentlessly repeat their awful messages, which can urge suicide or even murder. Now help may be on the way: A report in the journal Lancet suggests that an electromagneti

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  10. Moving Schizophrenics into the Community Does Not Increase Crime

    Feb. 18, 2000 (Boston) -- Deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, a trend throughout the world, has brought concern that the population will be at increased risk from violent crime. But an Australian study published in the Feb. 18 issue of The Lancet shows that shifting care of schizophrenic pat

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