Mainstream doctors have long been baffled by schizophrenia. They don’t know what causes it. And they don’t have a cure for it.
It’s one of the most common mental illnesses. About 3.5 million Americans have it. And it can be completely debilitating, causing patients to hallucinate and experience delusions.
The first-line treatment is antipsychotic drugs. Some patients are given electroconvulsive therapy.