LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.
They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.
Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.
"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.
Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.