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Schizophrenia Is Actually Eight Distinct Genetic Disorders

New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but rather a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each of them with its own set of symptoms. The finding could result in improved diagnosis and treatment, while also shedding light on how genes… »9/15/14 11:11am9/15/14 11:11am

I’m Elyn Saks and this is what it’s like to live with schizophrenia

Elyn Saks first started noticing that something was wrong when she was 16. One day, and without reason, she suddenly left her classroom and started walking home. It turned into an agonizing journey in which she believed all the houses in her neighborhood were transmitting hostile and insulting messages directly into… »2/13/13 10:13am2/13/13 10:13am

What can we possibly learn from analyzing the Newtown gunman's DNA?

For the first time ever, researchers will conduct a detailed study of the DNA of a mass killer. By taking a closer look at Adam Lanza's genomic data, scientists are hoping to discover the potential biological underpinnings for extreme violence. But given the diverse nature of mental illness and the complex interplay… »12/26/12 10:22am12/26/12 10:22am

Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis

RM had his first out-of-body experience at the age of 16. Now, at the age of 55, he has had more than he can count. They usually happen just before he falls asleep; for ten minutes, he feels like he is floating above his body, looking down on himself. If the same thing happens when he's awake, it's a far less tranquil… »11/06/11 2:15pm11/06/11 2:15pm