New Genetic Marker for Schizophrenia

Recently, a study was published in which researchers found a specific genetic marker for schizophrenia. This illness is one of, if the most, debilitating type of mental illness with recognition of it around the world in all cultures. Most experts on schizophrenia recognize it as a brain based serious illness not simply a behavioral problem. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, loose associations, tangentiality, severe deficits in social skills, lack of emotion and the failure to modulate, or control, emotions properly. One study entailed more than 100 scientists and 150,000 patients. Another study found a specific defect that, arguably, if corrected could be a key to successful treatment. Stay tuned for more.

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