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Schizophrenia: Hope on the Horizon

July 1, 2015

by Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP

 Cerebrum - article

In July 2014, an international consortium of schizophrenia researchers mounted the largest biological experiment in the history of psychiatry. Now, with many more avenues for exploring the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia available to neuroscientists, hope may be on the way for the estimated 1 in 100 people worldwide affected by the illness.

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