Brain Inflammation Linked to Schizophrenia Risk

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Schizophrenia is a mental health puzzle. But a new discovery may fundamentally alter our understanding of why certain people develop this disease while others don't.

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers from Imperial College London (ICL) found that inflammation in the brain may be linked to schizophrenia risk. These researchers are the first to discover that immune cells are more active in the brains of patients at-risk for schizophrenia, as well as in the brains of those already diagnosed with the disease.

This finding raises the possibility of testing and treating at-risk patients early enough to allow them to avoid schizophrenia's most severe symptoms."


"It is as hard for the individual to accept the disorder as it is for other family members."


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