Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say

IMAGE: Fiber pathways in the brain are altered in schizophrenia, a mental illness in which patients may experience hallucinations, psychosis and depression. view Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system. The study, published in the Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry on Oct.17, sets the stage for future research on the debilitating mental illness that, according to the World Health Organization, affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is the largest analysis of "white matter" (fatty brain tissue...

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