Antisocial cave fish may hold clues to schizophrenia, autism..!

Cave fish have long fascinated biologists because of their missing eyes
and pale skin. Now, one researcher is studying them for another reason:
Their behavior may provide clues to the genetic basis of some human
psychiatric disorders. Last week at the 23rd International Conference on
Subterranean Biology in Fayetteville, Arkansas, he demonstrated how drugs that help people with schizophrenia and autism similarly affect the fish. more story on.

There are all kinds of things we can learn from different creatures and organisms in nature. That is one of the strongest arguments in favor of maintaining biodiversity.

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Did you know that people born blind don’t get schizophrenia? It’s one of the greatest mysteries of this illness…


Really? 15151515

Yes, that’s what I’ve read. Blindness protects against schizophrenia, but increases the risk of autism. Deafness increases the risk of schizophrenia.


I never knew that…!!!

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Some compare me to an antisocial cave fish :fish:


My first thought: I wonder what these fish taste like?

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I wonder if this would help guard against hyper/overstimulation, which probably has a role in some cases of schizophrenia.

I once heard that they said that to my family and why I was in a low stimulation ward, but being psychotic I will never know if that’s true or not. NO I’M NOT GOING TO ASK MY FAMILY :wink:

The author of this article doesn’t understand simple psychological terms.

An asocial fish is one who spends his time alone.

The fish would have to take an AK-47 to the rest of the school to be called an “antisocial” fish.

(In which case my “thoughts and prayers” would be with the rest of the school of fish.) :wink:

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I think you should post that article as a thread in the News Section. It is important, because it shows how people with sz can train themselves how to not be psychotic. I think I was helped by my musical training in childhood and my teens. I would take singing lessons again to help myself. I might do that when I move.