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  1. Schizophrenia Not Linked to Prenatal Exposure to Influenza

    Nov. 29, 1999 (New York) -- Nobody is quite sure where schizophrenia -- a mental illness characterized by hallucinations, delusional, and/or disordered thinking -- comes from. Most researchers agree there is a genetic or hereditary component involved, but clearly many people who have no family histo

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  2. Potential Biological Marker for Schizophrenia Identified

    Nov. 19, 1999 (New York) -- Elevated levels of an enzyme associated with a particular viral infection have been found in patients experiencing their first episode of schizophrenia, adding further support to the theory that there is a genetic-viral link in schizophrenia, according to a recent present

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  3. New-Generation Drugs for Schizophrenia Popular With Doctors -- and Patients

    Nov. 18, 1999 (Chicago) -- Psychiatrists have embraced the new, more effective, and less toxic schizophrenia treatments since they first came on the market a decade ago, according to a new study. However, the research, presented at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association,

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  4. How Families Can Cope with Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by gross distortion of reality, language disturbances, fragmentation of thought and other troubling symptoms. The cost of caring for schizophrenic patients comes to more than $17 billion per year in this country -- but this figure can never capture th

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