At this point in time, almost lost interest in the theory of the viral origin of schizophrenia. But this is not due to the fact that scientists have shown its inconsistency. On the contrary , more and more data are accumulating on the large role of viruses, especially herpes group, in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. And the carriage of the herpes virus by a pregnant woman provokes the development of schizophrenia in her children. According to the clinic V.L. Just a minute, the Epstein-Barr virus also increases the likelihood of schizophrenia. Therefore, when using medicines for the treatment of schizophrenia, it is necessary to take medicines for the treatment of viral infections:
· Modulators of the immune response;
· Stabilizers of cellular and humoral responses;
· Antiviral drugs.
For such therapy, diagnostic markers of the initiation of antiviral therapy should be determined, for example: cytokines, gliadin , immunoglobulin G, C-reactive protein.
Many psychotropic drugs affect the immune system, which depends on the chemical structure, dose, and duration of the drug intake.