The Quest for Better Schizophrenia Treatment, Serendipity and Science

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In the early 1950s, a chance discovery helped transform schizophrenia from mystical affliction to medical disorder. French psychiatrists discovered that chlorpromazine, a drug used to make surgical patients less anxious, also relieved the symptoms of psychosis. The subsequent discovery that chlorpromazine targeted a brain messenger molecule called dopamine kicked off a large research effort into dopamine dysfunction in schizophrenia…….Read on!

Reorted by By Hakon Heimer
The DANA Foundation

http://www.dana.org/news/publications/detail.aspx?id=14412

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