Friday, January 29, 2016

Schizophrenia "unlocked."

I am basically opposed to puzzle narratives/metaphor when it comes to disability. I think it suggests that things are broken or disordered, and that it's possible to snap everything into shape and make it nice and neurotypical.

On the other hand, the new research into Schizophrenia is pretty interesting. Summary here. Original here behind paywall.
For the first time, scientists have pinned down a molecular process in the brain that helps to trigger schizophrenia. The researchers involved in the landmark study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Nature, say the discovery of this new genetic pathway probably reveals what goes wrong neurologically in a young person diagnosed with the devastating disorder.
More interesting to me was October's findings on the efficacy of early intervention, rather than waiting for crisis, when it comes to Schizophrenia. From HuffPost Highline

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