Silencing the voices isn't a cure for schizophrenia

时间:2019-03-01 09:06:01166网络整理admin

AN ENCOUNTER with untreated schizophrenia can be a deeply unsettling experience that leaves no doubt about the debilitating nature of the condition. Who hasn’t averted their gaze from a person engaged in an agitated conversation with someone who isn’t there? Psychiatric medicine has lessened the frequency of such encounters. Where people with schizophrenia have access to medical care, their hallucinations can now be well controlled with antipsychotic drugs. That’s progress, but it helps those afflicted with the condition less than it may appear: even after the voices in their heads are silenced,