Our Scientists at Work: Researchers Seek Early Markers of Schizophrenia, With Remediation in Mind

Deanna Barch 90 x 126.jpgAlthough researchers know that genetics plays a role in the development of schizophrenia, brain scientists are exploring what they think are early markers of schizophrenia; that is, impairments in cognition and in brain function. Psychologist Deanna Barch explains how these markers could help identify people who are most at risk for developing the disease and how exercising the brain may help those already diagnosed with schizophrenia, or even those in high-risk populations, head off the disease.

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