Relationship between immune and behavioral measures in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, which is a chronic but episodic disorder of unknown etiology, shares immunological features with organ specific autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. However, recent studies have raised the issue as to whether the reported immune disturbances in schizophrenia may be the result of a stress-induced dysregulation of CNS cytokine production, rather than a permanent immunological disorder, i.e., autoimmunity.
KeywordsNegative Symptom Haloperidol Treatment Organ Specific Autoimmune Disease Episodic Disorder Negative Symp
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