Schizophrenia: The elusive disease

Jaak Panksepp*, Joseph Moskal

*Corresponding author for this work

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All mammals have social brains, and there is presently no evidence that humans have relatively more genetically dictated social brain circuitry than other species. The postulation that schizophrenia arises from disruption of brains systems uniquely devoted to social traits is obviated not only by the large number of anatomical and biochemical brain differences, but also by nonsocial symptoms of schizophrenic disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-864
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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