Is Schizophrenia Caused by a Retro-Virus?

Fascinating article, The Insanity Virus, in the November online Discover magazine describes studies that show that schizophrenia and MS may be from viruses that trigger the Toxoplasmosis and CMV viruses that most of us already carry. It's a long read that got more interesting (for me) on pages 3 and 4. This article makes personal

By |2010-11-14T14:18:29-08:00November 14th, 2010|2 Comments

Schizophrenia May Be Linked To Immune System

Jon Hamilton reports on NPR about three research studies showing that schizophrenia, while having a definite genetic component may need a viral kicker to turn on the appropiate genes in utero. An old Danish twin study that I read about 25 years ago, and can't cite, shows a link between birth trauma, in genetically susceptible people,

By |2009-07-28T14:24:57-07:00July 28th, 2009|0 Comments