Endogenous retroviruses, remnants of ancient infections that have become part of the human genome, have been associated with the development of schizophrenia. But researchers in Germany find that elevated endogenous retroviral gene expression may result from treatment with antipsychotics, rather than from schizophrenia itself. Read moreDiscuss →
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Someone didn’t pay attention to the positive qualities of “schizophrenics”, namely their immunity to viral diseases, among other things. But then, this had to be ignored, because it was made public by the psychiatric outlaws, Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond in their evil book *How to Live with Schizophrenia*, evil because it discussed the syndrome honestly and because it introduced the public to megavitamin therapy.