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Inflammation in the Brain Seen in 40% of Schizophrenia Victims

by Savitha C Muppala on August 10, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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 Inflammation in the Brain Seen in 40% of Schizophrenia Victims

There is now a different thought process going on in the minds of Australian researchers about schizophrenia.

They now see a link between schizophrenia and an immune dysfunction, where victims could be attacked by their own immune system.

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We are aware that victims of Schizophrenia, which is a mental disorder, face severe behavioral and emotional problems and are often troubled by delusions, hallucinations and extreme fear.

Close to 40% of those who suffer from schizophrenia have increased inflammation in an area of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. "To find this immune pattern in nearly half of people with schizophrenia raises the possibility that this is in fact a new root cause of the disease," said senior author of the study, Cyndi Shannon Weickert, Ph.D., from Neuroscience Research

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