More research is needed on the clinical course of bipolar disorder throughout the lifespan.
Scientists are steadily building a knowledge base to explain the relationship between the genetics of schizophrenia and the symptoms that characterize the disorder.
More must be learned about the effects and care of the transition from adolescence to adulthood among people with autism, says psychiatrist Fred Volkmar, M.D.
A leading researcher discusses a unique endeavor in Philadelphia looking at genetic, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral observations to track thousands of individuals over time.
Since individuals with a history of antisocial behavior before a first-episode psychosis are at higher risk for violent behavior than individuals without such a history, treatment targeted only at psychotic symptoms may not be enough to prevent violence.
By sharing data, technology, expertise, and new discoveries, researchers are quietly but rapidly pushing forward to reveal the genetic and biochemical causes of psychiatric disorders.
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