Stress Affects People with Schizophrenia Differently

Stress Affects People with Schizophrenia Differently

Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new CAMH study shows. The relationship between two chemicals released when people experienced stress -- one released in the brain and the other in saliva -- differs in people with schizophrenia. The discovery, recently published in the journal Brain, may provide clues into how to act early to prevent schizophrenia. "We found a disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia, which did not occur in either healthy individuals or people at clinical...

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