I am reading a new book called Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. It’s about a family with 12 children and 6 of them had Schizophrenia. It tells their story and the stories of the different research studies done over the decade. It’s come to light that it seems to be from a deficiency in Choline in a fetus brain and they have approval to increase the choline in prenatal vitamins. That helps avoid future cases. It helps relieve some folks from guilt who might be thinking they caused it. Originally it was a Nature vs Nurture debate mostly seemed to blame the mom for being a bad parent. Glad they cleared that up!
There is more work to do to help those who have it already but we can encourage women to get early prenatal care and stop the suffering over this issue.
I’m not telling my grandson because he might get upset since there is no cure for him but it tells me people in the scientific field have not given up on finding a cure.
Thoughts? Comments? The author stated that research has targeted some genes for autism and bipolar as well so there is hope for a lot of people out there.