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Why do schizophrenia patients die earlier than other people?

The average life expectancy of Norwegians with schizophrenic disorders is 62 years. If you also have a drug problem, it goes down to 47 years. “It’s difficult to understand why this isn’t prioritized by the health services,” says a veteran psychiatric researcher.

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

“We still don’t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it’s really exciting and important to have this information,” says one of Denmark’s leading experts in the condition.

Scientists identify glial cells as important factor in development of schizophrenia

The disease could develop due to damage to on a particular type of brain cell.

New method helps schizophrenics become self-aware

New treatment helps schizophrenia patients deal with their everyday experiences, and might result in long-term behavioural change.

New study finds proof that creativity and mental illness are genetically linked

Being able to think out of the box puts you at a higher risk of developing certain psychiatric disorders.

Can sleep prevent schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and ADHD?

Better sleeping habits could prevent a number of neurodegenerative illnesses.

Schizophrenia and severe depression share biological process defect

Some of the most severe mental illnesses share the same defective coding of biological processes down to the cellular level.

High risk of suicide attempts among patients with schizophrenia

One out of two schizophrenia patients has hurt him- or herself or tried to commit suicide. A new study has identified risk factors, and they turn out to be different for women and men.

Over 100 genetic loci for schizophrenia found

The largest current study of schizophrenia has located a number of genes that contribute to raising the risk of the serious mental disorder.