Friday, April 19, 2013

Excess Neurotransmitter in Brain May Trigger Schizophrenia | Psych Central News

 Emerging research suggests an excess of the brain neurotransmitter glutamate may cause a transition to psychosis in people who are at risk for schizophrenia.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists believe the discovery may help to identify those at risk for schizophrenia.
Furthermore, experts believe a possible glutamate-limiting treatment strategy cold prevent or slow progression of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
Study findings are published in the current issue of the journal Neuron.

Excess Neurotransmitter in Brain May Trigger Schizophrenia | Psych Central News

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