BOCA RATON, Fla., June 24 / -- It is estimated that at least
2 million American adults will have schizophrenia in their lifetimes. The
biologically based, severe mental brain disorder has no cure, but with
proper medication, therapy and support, people suffering with schizophrenia
can gain more control over their lives.

"The Cutting Edge Medical Report" goes to the specialists to examine
schizophrenia and the measures that can be taken to prevent relapse. Find
out how researchers are working to minimize relapse in those suffering from
the disease and meet people whose lives I have been remarkably changed by
new treatments.

Dr. John Kane, Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical
Center is one of the researchers and clinicians working to improve the
outcome of schizophrenia and is featured in this episode of "The Cutting
Edge Medical Report."

This Program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant
to the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
(NARSAD) by Abbott Laboratories.

NARSAD is the nation's leading public contribution supported,
philanthropic organization funding research in the severe mental illnesses.
Its goal is to find better treatments and cures for these neurobiological
disorders. In just 10 years, NARSAD has awarded $43 million in research
grants to 619 scientists in 110 leading universities and medical centers in
the United States and abroad. Under the guidance of an all volunteer
Scientific Council consisting of 41 of the leading scientists, NARSAD
selects and supports outstanding research projects in this ever widening

The program is slated to be broadcast on Thursday, June 27, 1996 on The
Discovery Channel via its transponder. Airing times are 7:00 a.m. EST and
PST, 6:00 a.m. CST and 8:00 a.m. MST. The program is then aired
additionally in markets around the country including Philadelphia and the
New York tri-state area.

The Cutting Edge Medical Report is a nationally syndicated 30-minute
television series, created by Information Television Network -- an
independent production company, to inform viewers about their health
options in relation to the latest advances in medical technology,
procedures and treatments.

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