MRI scans ‘detect early schizophrenia’

MRI scans used to pick up brain tumours could detect early schizophrenia in young adults, suggests a new study.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) found they were able to detect the unique brain characteristics of individuals suffering from schizophrenia using the scans, which are normally used to diagnose strokes and tumours.

Schizophrenic is one of the most severe mental disorders, typically developing in the late teens or early twenties.

The team, led by Dr Christos Davatzikos, found brain scans were 83 per cent accurate in detecting the early brain characteristics of schizophrenia sufferers.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 9 Nov 2005
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, . (2005). MRI scans ‘detect early schizophrenia’. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 31, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/11/09/mri-scans-detect-early-schizophrenia/

 

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