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Quieting the voices of schizophrenia

In early trials, magnetic stimulation is shown effective in halting or reducing auditory hallucinations.

Nearly 20 years ago when Stan W. was out on the high seas, menacing voices began to torment him. They told him that his commanding officer was the devil and that he should dive off the boat. Soon thereafter, he was discharged from the Coast Guard and diagnosed with schizophrenia, a form of psychosis that affects about 1 percent of the world’s population. Plagued by voices and at times unable to distinguish reality from illusion, Stan W. could not hold a job and was intermittently hospitalized. Doctors tried to control his symptoms with antipsychotic drugs, but to no avail. When the 48-year-old man arrived at Yale’s Schizophrenia Research Clinic about a year ago, he was experiencing some 400 auditory...

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Schwann cells transplanted again

A second patient at Yale has received a transplant of cells in an ongoing clinical trial that is attempting to treat...

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