New research showing that talking to ourselves in our heads may be the same as speaking our thoughts out loud could help explain why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.


A team including researchers from UCLA and UNSW has made a major advance in understanding the biology of schizophrenia using 3D chromosome-mapping, a new technology for analysing DNA.


Did American mathematician John Nash suffer from schizophrenia? Confusion about his condition serves as an illustration of the common diagnostic difficulty faced by clinicians, writes Gordon Parker.


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UNSW researchers have uncovered a new biomarker for schizophrenia that provides further insight into the development of the debilitating disease and may ultimately improve diagnosis and treatment.


Childhood trauma is understood to be a significant risk factor for developing a psychotic or mood disorder later in life. But how does this trauma change our brain’s stress response systems?

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A new resource is being launched to tackle mental health problems among people with an intellectual disability and to improve the system that is currently failing them.

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Research has found the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, with 40 per cent of patients shown to have increased inflammation.

The largest study of its kind has confirmed the existence of common genetic contributors to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

A new study has identified the neural mechanism that hinders reward identification and decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia, highlighting the need for more effective drug therapies to help people with the disease manage their daily lives.