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New research is showing that Schizophrenia is not just a condition limited to the mind–it can also have body-wide effects on an individual.

Toby Pillinger, a doctor and clinical researcher at King’s College London, and author of the new study, observed that people who have recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia and who aren’t on any medication yet show evidence of physiological changes.

Dr. Pillinger writes:

“We showed that compared with the general population, early schizophrenia is associated with changes in brain structure and function. We also showed that early schizophrenia is associated with various changes around the body”.