Schizophrenia: Groups At Risks & Recently Discovered Causes

In his talk, titled “Schizophrenia: Groups at Risk and Recently Discovered Causes,” Dr. Gallagher will be presenting research from his new book, The Sociology of Mental Illness.He heads a Villanova research team investigating the causes of schizophrenia. Some of his team’s recent findings are intriguing. Specifically, he will present evidence that some cases of schizophrenia may stem from a prenatal illness and that influenza vaccination of pregnant women may be an important method of preventing some cases of this devastating mental illness.