Workshop on schizophrenia

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Mar 4;94(5):1612-4. doi: 10.1073/pnas.94.5.1612.


On November 29-30, 1995, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine brought together experts in schizophrenia and specialists in other areas of the biological sciences in a workshop aimed at promoting the application of the latest biological information to this clinical problem. The workshop paid particular attention to evidence of pathology in the brains of people with schizophrenia, and to the possibility that this reflects an abnormality in brain development that eventually leads to the appearance of symptoms. The participants were impressed with the complexity of the problem, and felt that multiple approaches would be required to understand this disease. They recommended that a major focus should be on the search for predisposing genes, but that there should be parallel research in many other areas.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Humans
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, U.S., Health and Medicine Division
  • National Academy of Sciences, U.S.
  • Neurotransmitter Agents / metabolism
  • Schizophrenia* / drug therapy
  • Schizophrenia* / economics
  • Schizophrenia* / genetics
  • Schizophrenia* / pathology
  • Twins / genetics
  • United States


  • Neurotransmitter Agents