Symptoms of Schizophrenia are Mixed
Doctor Anil Malhotra the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia - individuals with the disorder typically have a mix of both sets of symptoms.
There are varying degrees of symptomatology within a patient with schizophrenia. For the most part though, based in part on a diagnostic criteria, most patients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia do have positive symptoms some time during their illness and many, many patients have negative symptoms. These two symptom profiles do not completely travel independently also as patients with a lot of positive symptoms may also have some degree of residual negative symptoms because they are suffering from these positive symptoms. It is rare that you see a patient who has purely positive symptoms versus a patient who has purely negative symptoms. It is usually a mix in a majority of patients.
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Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses emerging research relating specific genes to positive (DISC1) and negative (e.g. dysbindin) symptoms of schizophrenia.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses how transcription factors can turn genes on or off, possibly leading to increased or reduced risk of illness.
Doctor Anil Malhotra compares the effectiveness of of second generation antipsychotic medications, such as Clozapine, with earlier medications.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses the search for genes in both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, both of which are in their infancy.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses the problem of deciding what meets the criteria for statistical significance for microarray studies.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses endophenotype strategies for studying schizophrenia, which can examine neurocognitive function or brain-imaging.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses antipsychotic treatments for schizophrenia, where medication regularly throughout lifetime is often recommended.
Doctor Anil Malhotra compares (older) linkage and (more modern) association techniques for identifying candidate genes for disorders.
An interactive chromosome map of the genes and loci associated with schizophrenia.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses new technologies that allow scientists to genotype large numbers of genetic polymorphisms.