Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Schizophrenia rears its horrific head?

This is the saddest suggestion yet I've seen out of the Virginia Tech tragedy:
Posted By: Les Feldman (4/17/2007 at 8:12:59 PM)

Comment: The fact that Cho's parents are dry cleaners probably is a important factor in understanding what was wrong with him. In a study published by one of the finest researchers there is, Dr. Dolores Malaspina it was found that the offspring of dry cleaners had a tremendously high rate of schizophrenia compared to the offspring of other type of workers. PERC or its equivilant is a potent neurotoxin. It might have damaged Cho in a number of ways. Ask Dr. Malaspina the head of the dept of psychiatry at NYU.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17113267&query_hl=2&itool=pubmed_doc

Sure enough, if you go to that NCBI website, you see an abstract for an article titled Tetrachloroethylene exposure and risk of schizophrenia: offspring of dry cleaners in a population birth cohort, preliminary findings.

How very, very awful if the young man was schizophrenic because his parents pursued the American dream by going into a traditional Asian-in-America profession.

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