Schizophrenia research: where are we & where to from here? An 18-month labour of love answers this important question:
The good news is that there were several key areas of research that were particularly noteworthy in terms of the strength of evidence and size of the effect. The efficacy of psychosocial treatments when used in concert with medication, particularly when administered in the early stages of psychosis, and studies exploring the involvement of infection and immunological markers on the development of schizophrenia, were two stand-outs.
Sandy also summarised the strong evidence of poor cognitive function, subtle but diverse changes in brain structure and altered sensory processing associated with schizophrenia.
The summaries of many of these studies can be found in the Schizophrenia Library.