Schizophrenia can often be a very scary and destructive mental disorder. It is a brain
disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, depression, and trouble focusing in everyday life. Schizophrenia isn't inherited but it tends to run in families once someone acquires the disorder. The cause of schizophrenia is not known like all mental disorders but a recent article has shown a genetic discovery in regards to schizophrenia.
The article states that a "black box of schizophrenia, pinpointing the genetic root of the disorder," has been discovered. Schizophrenia causes a process in the brain called synaptic pruning which helps speed up cognitive functioning, to go crazy.
"Research has found, for instance, that certain brain regions in people with schizophrenia contain fewer synaptic connections, as compared to the brains of people without schizophrenia."
This is a huge step in regards to schizophrenia since not much is known about how the mental disorders comes about or how it comes to fruition in someone. Scientists are taking this with a grain of salt but this can lead to other studies for maybe finding a cure to the disorder or finding new treatments to cope with the disorder.