Barnes, Deborah M. "Biological Issues in Schizophrenia," Science 235 (23 January 1987), pp.

 

Barnes, Deborah M. "Biological Issues in Schizophrenia," Science 235 (23 January 1987), pp.
430-433.

Here is another in the continuing series of biological approaches to mental illness. I am reminded
again of the essential biologism of this magazine.

The "facts" with which these biologists are dealing concerning schizophrenia: "(I)t seems to run
in families, neuroleptics (drugs that interact in some way with the brain's dopamine system)
make it better, and there may be something structurally abnormal in the brains of
schizophrenics." (p. 430) Given that as the lead into the article, one can see the tack taken in the
rest of it.