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General tests, which have been developed in recent years, include fixation, where people with schizophrenia have difficulty holding a steady gaze on a single, unmoving object, and smooth pursuit, where people with schizophrenia track slow-moving objects unsteadily, their eyes slowing down and then quickly catching up in a movement called a saccade. For this study, the researchers recorded the eye movements of 88 people with schizophrenia and 88 healthy control subjects, and then developed algorithmic models intended to distinguish the two groups. They wrote that one model achieved "perfect separation" of the 88 schizophrenia cases from the 88 controls. One caveat: those results come from retrospective, or backward-looking, studies in which researchers already knew which patients have been diagnosed with the disease. Diagnostic applications typically must also be tested in prospective studies against patients who haven't yet been diagnosed by traditional means.
Since the dissolution of state asylums, the mentally ill live in state funded group homes where they are cared for like royalty. Truly. it doesn't get any better than this. The "client" retains all human rights and caregiver is stripped of all human rights. The mentally ill client generates immense profits for the state.
Since the dissolution of state asylums, the mentally ill live in state funded group homes where they are cared for like royalty.