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…and the japanese are out to cure them.

>The blind cave fish Mexican tetra exhibits similar characteristics to humans with schizophrenia. The species as a whole is solitary due to a lack of natural predators. They have no need to join protective schools and are instead able to independently navigate underwater using variations in water pressure and vibrations.

>Despite their safety in the dark recesses, they remain anxious and restless. The fish repeat behaviors incessantly without sleeping.
>The fish show the closest behaviors of any animal researched so far to human schizophrenia. In fact, the fish seem to have about 90 percent of the genes with known risk factors for psychiatric disease.
>Yoshizawa has attempted to quell the natural erratic behaviors of the cave fish with fluoxetine, commonly branded as Prozac, and clozapine.

According to wikipedia, they are eyeless and have taste buds all over their head.

They are closely related to surface, social, normie fish. It's quite interesting. Perhaps it's really hard to lose sociability once it's been evolved, and the best natural selection for asociality can do is fucking your shit up.


we want to fry one up good and crispy and down it with some nice red wine


How can fish have the same problem as humans? our brains are completely different


if you share enough genes with animals, you can use them to research potential treatment on humans. soudns like the fish is likely to be considered the model orgnanism for schizophrenia research because of this


i guess it shows the evo origins of schizo, in the chemicals in the brain. like JP and his hierarchy alpha lobsters


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For some reason pic related comes to mind.


at least they are forced to take their pills and get better unlike alot of schizos who refuse help


So if I were an animal I'd be a blind fish with taste buds on his head, cool. No seriously the fact that this creature exists is cruel and shows life is suffering.



As a first step toward assessing this new model, Yoshizawa and others have treated cave fish with several psychiatric drugs. Three years ago, a French team showed that the antidepressant Fluoxetine (commonly known as Prozac) caused the fish to become more aggressive toward each other. Yoshizawa has now shown that Fluoxetine—along with the antipsychotic Clozapine—made the fish sleep more and swim around less. "Overall, these drug responses in cave fish are very similar to what you see in human patients," he said last week at the meeting in Fayetteville. "These are strong evidence that cave fish could be a good model for human psychiatric disease."


That's fine but this study was posted in 2016, I doubt it made any significant improvements since.


no shit


I'm just saying, these studies usually lead to nowhere. It's interesting sure.

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