Workshop on schizophrenia.


Journal Article

On November 29-30, 1995, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine brought together experts in schizophrenia and specialists in other areas of the biological sciences in a workshop aimed at promoting the application of the latest biological information to this clinical problem. The workshop paid particular attention to evidence of pathology in the brains of people with schizophrenia, and to the possibility that this reflects an abnormality in brain development that eventually leads to the appearance of symptoms. The participants were impressed with the complexity of the problem, and felt that multiple approaches would be required to understand this disease. They recommended that a major focus should be on the search for predisposing genes, but that there should be parallel research in many other areas.

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Cited Authors

  • Barondes, SH; Alberts, BM; Andreasen, NC; Bargmann, C; Benes, F; Goldman-Rakic, P; Gottesman, I; Heinemann, SF; Jones, EG; Kirschner, M; Lewis, D; Raff, M; Roses, A; Rubenstein, J; Snyder, S; Watson, SJ; Weinberger, DR; Yolken, RH

Published Date

  • March 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1612 - 1614

PubMed ID

  • 9050825

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9050825

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.94.5.1612


  • eng