We Are Now At A Major Turning Point In Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illness is among the most crippling healthcare crises of our time — not only because it is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, but because we still understand so little about how it works.
After years of almost stagnant psychopharmalogical research, though, two historic announcements by The Broad Institute on July 22 indicate that we may be at a turning point.

Researchers announced the largest-ever donation to psychiatric research ($650 million from Ted Stanley) and the publication of the largest-ever study of schizophrenia, an analysis of the genomes of 37,000 people with schizophrenia and 114,000 without.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/broad-institute-stanley-donation-schizophrenia-2014-7#


This is very exciting news. I’m a little beyond words…

Wow maybe a cure isn’t that far off…?

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I like that last line, “The momentum is now unstoppable.”

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Thank you. I’m printing these two articles out and mailing them to my uncle who has Sz. He doesn’t use computers.

Gives me so much hope…

I’m kinda scared that it’s not going to help people much.

I hope they find the magical cure.