**The cure for schizophrenia and the understanding of what the disease is has already been discovered and it happened decades ago.
Schizophrenia is a most extreme form of repression that allows an individual to avoid and deny traumatic experiences. The cure was found in a class of drugs whose reemergence in society began in 1943- psychedelics. Drugs in this class were found to have a profound effect in allowing individuals to re-experience past traumas and come to terms with them in therapeutic settings.
Three doctors treated psychotic patients with psychedelics, namely LSD- Gary Fisher, Stanislav Grof(pg 243- "Milada"), and Joyce Martin.
Not all of their patients could be successfully treated. Psychedelic therapy was in its early stages and had not yet been refined. Unfortunately the opportunity to do so never came. Psychedelics were made illegal and research on them was banned. Had this not happened, schizophrenia could very well have been a disease of the past. However, here we are 51 years later in a country of 321 million people and 4.8 million of them have schizophrenia. And we supposedly have no idea to the cause of the disease.