Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia

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    "A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, in a trial that could advance scientific understanding of the causes of mental illness.

    The chance observation caused researchers to test the drug in patients with schizophrenia around the world. Trials in Israel, Pakistan and Brazil have shown significant improvement in patients treated with the drug.

    Scientists believe that schizophrenia and other mental illnesses including depression and Alzheimer's disease may result from inflammatory processes in the brain. Minocycline has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects which they believe could account for the positive findings."

    Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia - Science - News - The Independent
     
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    They need to do something because marijuana increases schizophrenia and increases the violence among schizophrenics.
     
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    Possible new antibiotic from cave bacteria...
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    Naturally Drug-Resistant Cave Bacteria Possible Key to New Antibiotics
    April 14, 2012 : New research findings suggest the key to finding a whole new variety of antibiotics to treat drug-resistant infections may lie with the resident bacteria in one of the most isolated caves in the world.
     
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    Anybody know if Clindamycin is better than Augmentin? Abscessed tooth is the infection.
     
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    That sounds great, I have also heard there is some research is going on to use pig brain cells on human, this will help them to treat parkinson's. This is kind of great move and they are going to experiment this on human in the mid of 2013.
     
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    but but but... always mellow?
     
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    Antibiotics build immunity from them rather quickly.

    What happens when your psych patient gets a bad infection?
     
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    Link?
     
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    Even if this is true, and the antibiotic actually does work, will a doctor willingly prescribe it, or would they prefer to stick to the more expensive, heavier drugs? And what would the drug companies think about this? I can't imagine they'd be too happy.
     
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    Maybe not, but then 90% of stomach ulcers cleared up with antibiotics, as they were caused by a bug known as H. pylorii.

    Treating ulcers used to be a very expensive and invasive procedure - now we can keep them from ever getting started, for the most part.

    I wouldn't worry about the drug companies and the doctors too much: there is always something else to work on, it seems.
     
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