A startling new approach to schizophrenia

Someday it may become routine for schoolchildren with serious behavioural problems to be screened for early symptoms and makers of schizophrenia. Those found at risk will be given naturally occuring amino acids to delay or even prevent the onset of this currently incurable psychiatric disorder. That is the dream of Prof. Uriel Heresco-Levi, head of the psychiatric branch and director of the Schizophrenia Research Program of Jerusalem’s Herzog Hospital.

Judy Siegal who interviewed Prof. Heresco about his research: “Millions of patients and their families are waiting breathlessly for treatments stemming from research like his that would offer them significant relief from the curse of schizophrenia”. read more