Genetics

Using DNA to predict schizophrenia and autism

Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy are all diseases that can be traced to a single mutation. Diagnosis in asymptomatic patients for these diseases is relatively easy—you have the mutation? Then ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here's why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. It's passing will not be mourned.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia patients often experience an altered sense of self, e.g. as if someone else is controlling their actions. This impairment is described as a deficit in the "sense of agency", and while it has been well established ...

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