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Overactive Immune Cells Precede Schizophrenia Diagnosis | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly NARSAD)

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From The Quarterly, January 2016

Evidence has been mounting that overactive immune cells in the brain may be among the causal factors in at least some cases of schizophrenia. Research reported in the October 15 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry strengthens this case: According to the study, the activity of brain-protecting immune cells called microglia is ramped up not only in people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but also in people considered to be at ultra-high risk for developing the disorder.

Source: Overactive Immune Cells Precede Schizophrenia Diagnosis | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly NARSAD)

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