The Story of Schizophrenia

a16z | 7 April 2020 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Robert Kolker and Stefan McDonough about the history of schizophrenia – the eras of institutionalization and shock therapy, the debates between psycho-therapy versus medication, the needle-in-a-haystack search for genetic markers for the disease, and the profound disagreements about the causes and origins of the illness. Draws on Kolker’s book Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, about the Galvin family, with six of twelve children afflicted with schizophrenia.

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