7.30 Report - Schizophrenia
More than one in a 100 Australians will be affected by schizophrenia at some time in their lives. The condition affects the normal functioning of the brain, leading to disturbances in feelings, perception and behaviour. Medication can help reduce the symptoms, but its success varies.
Now a team at Sydney's Macquarie University is exploring a new approach to coping with the delusions and hallucinations that torment people with schizophrenia. Assisting with the research, a remarkable couple who have unwittingly become living proof that the theory just might work.
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