A Whiteboard Animation Explaining the Science Behind Schizophrenia

In the latest episode of asapSCIENCE, hosts Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain via whiteboard animation explaining what schizophrenia is, the physiological causes of the disease and how medication is not effective when nearly half of the patient population refuses to take it.

Schizophrenia is a disease of the nervous system affecting approximately one percent of the population to be clear schizophrenia is not the same thing as having multiple personality disorder symptoms often include hallucinations from seeing things that aren’t there to delusions such as a higher belief in conspiracy, higher rates of depression and most notably hearing voices. …Currently medication for schizophrenia mostly focuses on combating hallucinations and delusions, but unfortunately 49.5 percent of schizophrenia patients don’t end up taking their medicine this is why genetic research is so important to combating this disease of course some people can and do recover through a combination of medication counseling and support which can greatly reduce the symptoms.