§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what researches are being made into the possible biochemical causes of schizophrenia.
§ Mr. Prentice
The Medical Research Council are carrying out studies on schizophrenia as part of their programme of research on mental illness. Three of the Council's Research Units are directly engaged on studies of the biochemical aspects of this condition. The Council are also supporting relevant research through their scheme of research grants. Further work is being undertaken in university departments.
Some studies on the biochemical aspects of schizophrenia are being supported by voluntary bodies, notably the Mental Health Research Fund and the Schizophrenia Research Fund.