Schizophrenia is a mysterious, misunderstood mental illness without a full cure. However, researchers from the United Kingdom and China may have found a clue that could help to understand it better.
The human brain produces 500,000 to 1,000,000 new brain cells daily, which has been known for years. These cells migrate throughout the brain and repair damaged areas by replacing lost cells. There’s a hypothesis on the etiology of schizophrenia and all of the autism spectrum disorders is neurotoxicity from the stress hormone cortisol during early pregnancy, when cortisol is known to pass the placental barrier and when important neural modules are developing, or not.