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Sue Frantz

Smoking Away Schizophrenia?: Scientific American - 0 views

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    "Schizophrenia is famous for its symptoms of hallucinations and delusions, but sufferers also face debilitating cognitive impairment-and standard treatments with antipsychotic medications do little to compensate for intellectual loss. Seeking improved mental clarity, many patients turn to a seemingly mundane source: cigarettes. The extraordinarily high incidence of smoking in individuals with schizophrenia-about 85 percent of patients smoke compared with some 20 percent of the general population-has spurred researchers to investigate the therapeutic effects of nicotine in the diseased brain."
Sue Frantz

Tracing The Roots Of 'Irish Madness' : NPR - 0 views

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    " For more than five generations, Patrick Tracey's family has been plagued by what he calls "a perfect storm of schizophrenia." In his new book, Stalking Irish Madness, he traces his family lineage - and the roots of the disease - all the way back to Ireland."
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