'Decade of Brain' Holds Promise for Answers to Schizophrenia

Phil Gunby
JAMA. 1990;264(19):2483. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450190013003.
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THE "Decade of the Brain" decreed by Congress (JAMA. 1989;262:2201) lies ahead.

Before the decade ushers in a new millennium, answers will be found to many of the questions surrounding schizophrenia. Or at least that is the hope of researchers, as expressed in Tulsa, Okla, at the inaugural symposium ("Schizophrenia: New Frontiers in Research and Treatment") of Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital (JAMA. 1990;263:2028).

The site of the symposium is the nation's newest psychiatric and substance-abuse care facility for adults, adolescents, and children, which just began admitting patients this year. Dwight Holden, MD, is chief executive officer and medical director, and Laureate has the support of the William K. Warren Foundation, named for the late Tulsa oil executive.

Many Answers Needed  As far as schizophrenia is concerned, it remains to be seen, of course, whether research in the next few years will provide the "mosaic of many answers" that National


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