July 13, 2004

Academic Success and Schizophrenia

Read more... Schizophrenia Biology

Recently, there have been several good articles on Psychosis, Schizophrenia and possible beneficial effects of genes associated with these disorder.

In the first article,JON L. KARLSSON from the Institute of Genetics,Reykjavik, Iceland,has accompished a study that supports this old Hypothesis that psychosis genes might be associated with beneficial effects,as he has found that close relatives of successful students showed increased risks of psychosis.

Individuals who subsequently developed psychosis and relatives of people with psychosis excelled in school performance, particularly in mathematics. He has concluded that that stimulation associated with psychotic tendencies enhances performance in academic settings.

British Journal of Psychiatry, June, 2004


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