A new study has discovered a close relation between schizophrenia and immune problems, as per a recent report. Researchers who carried out the study say that patients of the disease thus need to be alert from today and now.
While the disease of brain is known to have an adverse effect on the victim's thought processes, the analysis had been planned to look for the reason behind paranoia and auditory hallucinations caused during the same.
The mental disorder is responsible for chronic problems in behavior and emotion in its patients. Also, it usually leads them to suffer poor emotional responsiveness along with delusions and paranoia, as per the findings. Thus, looking at immune functions in the brains of schizophrenia-affected people as well as those without the illness, the team found that the two were strongly linked.
Also, it has been found that nearly 40% of the affected people had an inflammation in their brains in a particular area named the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is the main target of the illness.
"To find this immune pattern in nearly half of people with schizophrenia raises the possibility that this is in fact a new root cause of the disease", said Weickert from Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW, Ph. D.