Medicine: Blood Bath

A cure for schizophrenia ?

What is the cause of schizophrenia? That question has long stirred passionate debate among doctors. The most common of major mental disorders, schizophrenia is in fact not the Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde split personality of myth but a whole family of illnesses characterized by such distressing symptoms as delusions, disordered reasoning, hallucinations, withdrawal and other bizarre behavior. In his classic studies, the Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing has argued, almost poetically, that schizophrenia is only a reaction to the insanity around us—of parents, family and even society at large....

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