publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

ACS MEETING NEWS: Advances could spur treatments for more symptoms than current drugs address

Insel, Thomas R.;
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  • Published: 10 Nov 2010 Journal: Nature, volume 468, pages 187-193 (issn: 0028-0836, eissn: 1476-4687, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
How will we view schizophrenia in 2030? Schizophrenia today is a chronic, frequently disabling mental disorder that affects about one per cent of the world's population. After a century of studying schizophrenia, the cause of the disorder remains unknown. Treatments, especially pharmacological treatments, have been in wide use for nearly half a century, yet there is little evidence that these treatments have substantially improved outcomes for most people with schizophrenia. These current unsatisfactory outcomes may change as we approach schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental disorder with psychosis as a late, potentially preventable stage of the illness. This 'r...
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, General Chemical Engineering
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