Schizophrenia: An Evolutionary Enigma

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Written by Brett Weiss

October 2019

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the world’s population and has presented throughout human cultures and ethnicities throughout recorded history (Srinivasan et al., 2016). Furthermore, the disease seems specific to humans. Hallucinations and delusions, thought disorders, and impairments of higher order cognitive functions characterize…