Sjogren was a Swedish eye doctor who discovered this syndrome named for him in 1933. People with the syndrome have a high levels of adrenochrome. Adrenochrome can be seen in their eyes in the form of deposits on the retina, and offspring of mothers with Sjogren’s are many times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia (whatever that is) or some other “mental illness” than those in the general population. Hoffer found adrenochrome in the blood of most patients hospitalized with schizophrenia. Near the end of his career, Dr. Hoffer also saw connections between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and Pellagra. See http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_7396/is_317/ai_n42850579/ Like Robert S. DeRopp, Hoffer also suspected that schizophrenia is an evolutionary defense against severe stress. See http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1994/articles/1994-v09n04-p205.shtml and the Adrenochrome Theory of Schizophrenia. http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1999/articles/1999-v14n01-p049.shtml For years it has been known that those people diagnosed with schizophrenia have very low rates of all forms of cancer, and Hoffer associate, John R. Smythies recently found that most lack the functioning gene for Glutathione S Transferase, which detoxifies adrenochrome. Adrenochrome is almost identical to mescaline, and mescaline is the drug which will most closely produce the experience of schizophrenia in normal individuals. However, Smythies suspects that adrenochrome is also protective against cancer. Sjogren’s Disease may not be a disease at all, but simply a genetic variation, which caused no problems with those on the traditional diets in ancient Scandinavia. It could also explain the high rates of “mental illness” and alcoholism in Scandinavia today, and why in some people stress causes “mental illness” and in others cancer. In ancient Scandinavia, there were special Viking “shock troops”, warriors called the Berserkers, from which our expression “going berserk” is derived. Legend has it that they were also “shape shifters” and had other special powers.