sleep-wake cycles

Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted

New research examines the brains of people with schizophrenia and finds disrupted patterns of expression in genes linked with sleep-wake cycles. Worldwide, schizophrenia is one of the top 15 leading causes of disability, affecting about 1% of the world’s population. In the United States, slightly more than 1% of adults, about 3 million, may be living with schizophrenia, according to some estimates. The condition causes several symptoms, including impaired thought processes, emotions, and social behavior. People with schizophrenia also frequently…

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