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Don’t lose sight of the patient

Ian Hulatt Consultant editor, Mental Health Practice

The old argument that the roots of mental illness may lie in the body, not the mind, has been reignited by research into schizophrenia

Reports that British scientists are exploring a new approach to treating schizophrenia, based on evidence that it could be a disease of the immune system, are sure to re-ignite old debates about whether mental illness has physical causes. Scientists are also exploring a possible link between low levels of chronic inflammation and depression.

Nursing Standard. 32, 16-19, 31-31. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.16.31.s24

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