18 May

Finally, some good news in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been one of the tougher diagnoses that I have to tell people. Beyond the stigma associated with the name, there are the actual symptoms which can be terribly burdensome. Last week, an article in the L.A. Times discussed an new genetic discovery that should shift the direction of schizophrenia research and lead to all new treatments and even the possibility of cure in the future. Keep in mind, the research has not extended to humans yet; but I, for one, am hopeful. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-schizophrenia-secrets-20150504-story.html