Supplement Shows Promise for Preventing Schizophrenia

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“Genes associated with schizophrenia are common, so prevention has to be applied to the entire population, and it has to be safe,” says senior study author Dr. Freedman, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Colorado and Editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry.  “Basic research indicates that choline supplementation during pregnancy facilitates cognitive functioning in offspring. Our finding that it ameliorates some of the pathophysiology associated with risk for schizophrenia now requires longer-term follow-up to assess whether it decreases risk for the later development of illness as well.”

–Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

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