Study Finds Link Between Schizophrenia and Autoimmune Diseases

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New data show that individuals with schizophrenia are at increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases, according to a study reported yesterday in AJP in Advance….”The increased risk of subsequent autoimmune diseases in individuals with schizophrenia may involve neuropsychiatric manifestations from the undiagnosed autoimmune disease, medical treatment or lifestyle associated with schizophrenia, or common etiological mechanisms, such as infections and shared genetic factors.”

–Psychiatric News Alert

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