Researchers identify schizophrenia’s strongest genetic link
(Source: Sovereign Health Group)
The Sovereign Health Group is pleased to release the first part of its editorial campaign “Unlocking the Black Box of Schizophrenia.” This series will explore the biological origins, symptoms and stigma associated with schizophrenia. This month-long campaign is designed to promote schizophrenia awareness during the month of May, which is designated as Mental Health Month, and in observance of Schizophrenia Awareness Week from May 17 through May 23. Coverage includes investigative reporting, educational articles, infographics and interactive elements such as slideshows.
This first installment introduces exciting new research from Harvard Medical School about the genetic origins behind schizophrenia. Researchers have found a gene that appears to be significantly involved in the development of psychosis. So far, this marks the most conclusive evidence of schizophrenia’s biological origins thus far. “This study marks a crucial turning point in the fight against mental illness. It changes the game,” explained the acting director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
Check out the first installment of the series,“Researchers identify schizophrenia’s strongest genetic link.” This article includes a slideshow and infographic for readers.