Searching for the “Psychiatric Yeti”: Schizophrenia Is Not Genetic

This report by Peter Simons has been published by Mad in America. It begins:

“The decades-long attempt to locate the gene or genes for schizophrenia has failed, according to a new article in Psychiatric Research by prominent schizophrenia researcher E. Fuller Torrey.

In the article, Torrey reviews the history of the Human Genome Project, their hopes for identifying the genetic basis for schizophrenia, and how those hopes have been dashed by the complete failure to find anything of the sort.

Torrey writes, ‘Over twenty years later not a single gene has been identified to cause schizophrenia, despite the expenditure of almost $8 billion in genetic research by NIMH. Nor have any new treatments become available from this research.’

This paper is surprising since Torrey has long argued that schizophrenia is a brain disease to be treated biomedically …”

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