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Antibiotic may be new weapon against schizophrenia

Author(s): News & Views

Observations in schizophrenic patients being treated with the antibiotic minocycline have revealed some interesting results that could potentially lead to a new treatment for the disease. A Japanese psychiatrist, Tsuyoshi Miyaoka, associate professor of psychiatry at Japan’s Shimane University School of Medicine (Shimane, Japan), observed two cases in which treating bacterial infection with minocycline caused patients’ schizophrenic symptoms to resolve.


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