Contributing Editor's Note: Schizophrenia is disease
where the patient looses the context of personality, conversation or
occurrence of fact; and often superpose them on wrong attributes. The
following work, basically being review of a book, put some interesting theory,
for example, schizophrenia -from very beginning of mankind, must be beneficial
to the individuals who suffer from it, or to their relatives, or to society at
Excerpt: (...) the early years of the Homo sapiens lineage involved a
protracted battle for dominance with other highly evolved primates,
particularly Homo neanderthalensis. This book claims that the genetic Adam and
Eve (...) were the first to develop a particular set of genetic mutations, and
that the traits that propelled them to eventual victory - creativity and a
touch of paranoia - were also those that sowed the seeds of schizophrenia.
John Nash, a Nobel laureate in economics (...) suffers from schizophrenia.
However, the rate of schizophrenia in the general population is 0.5-1.0%.