Treating Schizophrenia

John Kane, MD, Chair, Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital & VP, Behavioral Health Services, NS-LIJHS. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects 2.4 million Americans yearly and more than 24 million people worldwide. People with schizophrenia often lack awareness that their difficulties are caused by mental illness that requires medical attention. Dr. John Kane and the North Shore –LIJ Health System was recently awarded a $25 million dollar federal contract from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a very important treatment program.

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