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“Genetic mutations mean that it takes longer for the glial cells to develop. We think this is the reason why people develop schizophrenia. Previously it was thought that the cause of schizophrenia was found in the neurons, but our study shows something else. We see it both in mice and in patients with schizophrenia,” says Goldman.

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Scientists have taken another step towards a full understanding of how schizophrenia develops. And in doing so, they may also be moving closer towards a cure.

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They have identified a connection between schizophrenia and damage to a particular group of brain cells—so-called glial cells—that allow neurons to communicate with each other.

Scientists have taken another step towards a full understanding of how schizophrenia develops. And in doing so, they may also be moving closer towards a cure.
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Schizophrenia has varied and ominous symptoms that generally begin in late adolescence or early adulthood and usually continue throughout life. This Drug Therapy article discusses the new generation of antipsychotic medications, as well as recent developments in brain imaging and in knowledge of the pathophysiology and molecular genetics of this devastating disease.

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“Until now, we defined schizophrenia by the symptoms and not from a biological definition. Therefore this defect of the glial cells is probably only responsible for some of the cases of mental disorders that we today characterise as schizophrenia,” she says.

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Mice transplanted with cells from schizophrenic patients were more nervous, antisocial, and anxious. Such traits indicate the same characteristics as those observed in schizophrenia in people, say the scientists behind the research.

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Neurotic conditions are extreme forms of 'normal' emotional experiences such as depression, anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Around one person in 10 experiences these mood disorders at any one time. Psychotic symptoms affect around one in 100 and these interfere with a person's perception of reality, impairing their thoughts and judgments. Conditions include schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.