Schizophrenia, the Cancer of Mental Illness
Professor Daniel Weinberger explains that schizophrenia has been called 'the cancer of mental illness' because of the severity of its impact.
Schizophrenia is often referred to as the cancer of mental illness because it is a tremendously disabling and severe condition. It affects individuals at the very beginning of the primest period of their life in early adulthood. It is for most individuals afflicted, a life-long chronic and severely debilitating condition, which robs them of their capacities to form normal relationships, to have families, to work productively. To that extent because it is something that seems to really take over the life of the person for most of their life, it has this name the cancer of mental illness.
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An overview of schizophrenia-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
1257. Response to Anti-psychotic Drugs
Professor David Lewis explains that many schizophrenic individuals respond well to anti-psychotic medication. Treatment for other symptoms is developing.
893. Preventing Schizophrenia
In this review of schizophrenia, the authors show how our growing knowledge of causal factors offers hope for successful preventive measures.
1255. Schizophrenia - Medication
Professor David Lewis explains that positive symptoms of schizophrenia are currently more treatable than the negative symptoms.
817. Neural Structures and Schizophrenia
Professor David Lewis discusses how the diversity of symptoms in schizophrenia is reflected in the diversity of genetic and neural causes of the disorder.
1291. Schizophrenia - A Review
A review of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of schizophrenia.
1362. Schizophrenia (lesson)
Students will learn to determine symptoms of schizophrenia, examine the relationships among genes, neurotransmitters, and identify relevant brain structures.
820. Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Professor David Lewis explains that the symptoms of schizophrenia are typically defined as either positive or negative.
814. Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia
Professor Jeffrey Lieberman discusses the dopamine hypothesis, the predominant neurochemical theory of schizophrenia.
1120. Schizophrenia - Quality of Life
Dr. Sukhi Shergill describes the difficulties encountered by schizophrenic patients in their daily lives.