Link between childhood trauma and symptoms of psychosis

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Two teams from the CHUV Department of Psychiatry are publishing results indicating the important role of antioxidants in preventing the harmful consequences of childhood trauma in psychosis. The team of Prof. Kim Do, Director of the Centre for Psychiatric Neurosciences Read more…


Bringing psychiatric neuroscience to teachers

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Last October 29th, the Synapsy clinical researcher, Camille Piguet, took part in a day of in-service training for teachers at the Collège du Léman. Each year, the teachers of this international school, which covers the levels from primary school to federal maturity, choose Read more…


Antioxidants to heal the brain in psychosis?

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The Centre for Psychiatric Neuroscience and the CHUV-Department of General Psychiatry have just published the results of a study suggesting the protective effects of antioxidant treatment on the brains of young adults suffering from psychosis. For several years, the Centre Read more…


An innovating treatment of psychosis based on biomarkers

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Two units of the Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School, have tried innovative treatment in patients who have recently developed psychosis. Their results were published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. The Schizophrenia Research Unit of the Read more…


Swiss Federal Council : Better integration of people with autism

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The NCCR-Synapsy played a key role in this initiative by the Swiss Federal Council, with two of its PIs –  Prof. Marie Schaer and Prof. Stephan Eliez – coordinating the research project which proved the efficiency of early intervention on Read more…


Resynchronizing neurons to erase schizophrenia

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By increasing the excitability of a subpopulation of “defective” inhibitory neurons, researchers at the UNIGE restore the synchronization of neural networks in the hippocampus, and are thus able to suppress certain behavioural symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, an often severe Read more…