A gene controlling brain size and sch...

A gene controlling brain size and schizophrenia?

There are 8 comments on the www.scientificblogging.com story from May 5, 2008, titled A gene controlling brain size and schizophrenia?. In it, www.scientificblogging.com reports that:

When it comes to manipulating your body with drugs, you have no better friend than your G-protein coupled receptors.

Given the importance of these receptors, it is not surprising that an interesting new study is describing a GPCR which may play a role in brain size, memory, and social interaction, and mutations in this GPCR could play an important role in schizophrenia.

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Lansing, MI

#1 May 6, 2008
It's not the size that matters; it's how you use it. : )

United States

#2 May 6, 2008
The Zeflons of planet ze ze Flyvia are said to have left,right and middle lobs and stand just over 32 feet tall. Of course this is second hand knowledge because of the all the galactic traffic the last two days and all.

Seattle, WA

#3 May 6, 2008

United States

#4 May 6, 2008
Tobacco symptoms mimic, parallel, foreshadow, those of schizophrenia.“One of the defining characteristics of schizophrenia is disordered thinking. This is present, in one form or another, at one time or another, in all schizophrenics and is typically what makes schizophrenia often seem so bizarre," say Kayla Bernheim, Ph.D., and Richard Lewine, Ph.D., Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments (New York: Norton, 1979), p 23. At page 26, quoting Bleuler, they say,“'In schizophrenia ... thinking becomes confused, bizarre, incorrect, abrupt.'” Note the schizophrenia connection cited by John H. Kellogg, M.D., Tobaccoism, or, How Tobacco Kills (1922), p 78. Schizophrenia symptoms such as "confused, bizarre, incorrect, abrupt" thinking are foreshadowed in smokers' "abulia" including "impaired impulse controls." More info at: http://medicolegal.tripod.com/preventbraindam...

“got waves???”

Since: Jul 07

right behind you

#5 May 6, 2008
I think this is fascinating and so do I,But I think its a trick cuz they are out to get me

“Got Science?”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#6 May 6, 2008
Tom wrote:
Tobacco symptoms mimic, parallel, foreshadow, those of schizophrenia.
The linguistic and logic gerrymandering it took for you to find a way to blame tobacco for genetics - retroactively - was truly astounding.

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#8 May 6, 2008
I have a schizophrenic nephew. I hope this discovery leads to a new method of treatment.


#10 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from http://z-olanzapine.com a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.

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