But then recent research also suggests (not for the first time) that schizophrenia is caused by a virus. Or lead. Or gluten allergy. You can't help but wonder whether Richard Bentall isn't right when he says there is really no such thing as schizophrenia, just a label applied inconsistently to various different sets of symptoms.
Schizophrenia gene New research suggests a gene responsible for one kind of schizophrenia may have remained in the population because it gives protection against infection and infant mortality which outweigh the negative effects.