Biochemistry: New Clues to Schizophrenia

For years, some physicians have suspected that schizophrenia is associated with a biochemical imbalance in the brain, but the nature of the imbalance eluded them. Last week, at the Boston psychiatry meeting, two researchers reported on recent studies that may provide new clues to some of the substances involved in the bizarre symptoms of the disease.

Dr. Jacques Gottlieb, of Detroit's Lafayette Clinic, told a tale of three laboratories: Lafayette, the Massachusetts' Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and the Soviet Academy of Sciences' Institute of Psychiatry. Independently, each had discovered increased amounts...

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