Preview: 'Mysteries of the Mind' series opens with exploration of schizophrenia
The news is filled with stories of brain disorders, from mentally ill people involved in mass shootings, to aging athletes with deteriorating brains, to families struggling with autism, to people whose lives are dominated by depression or phobias.
Starting Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will start to explore these "Mysteries of the Mind" with staff writer Mark Roth's three-part series on schizophrenia, one of the most complex and misunderstood mental illnesses.
Readers will be introduced to Jonah Fite, a young man who's been living with the disease for 15 years. On Monday and Tuesday, the series will examine the latest research on the disorder, and what the truth is about the connection between violence and schizophrenia.
Over the year, the Post-Gazette will explore four more brain disorders: chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a form of brain deterioration affecting athletes and soldiers), autism, depression and phobias.
First Published January 23, 2013 12:42 am