Schizophrenic Parents, A Meditation with Dark Humor | Huffington Post

Scientists at Vanderbilt released a study this week with good news for schizophrenics and their families. They found that a drug originally developed for Alzheimer’s patients can alleviate schizophrenic symptoms in mice, by preventing the release of dopamine in the brain. This drug doesn’t carry many of the side effects associated with others, namely the impairment of cognitive functions. My mom has suffered from this illness her entire life, so it’s odd that my main thought stream goes like this: Schizophrenic mice? Really? I’ve got to see that. What do they act like? Do they have delusions about other mice trying to poison their cheese?

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