Predicting Psychosis: Brain Folds Hold the Key

Predicting Psychosis: Brain Folds Hold the Key

A new study, recently published in JAMA Psychiatry , outlines an innovative technique that may help predict which people are most likely to develop psychosis . It may make earlier diagnosis possible. Earlier work has established that psychosis is, at least in part, due to faulty communication between parts of the brain. Modern imaging has made it possible to visualize these broken pathways. But, despite improvements in understanding, a method to distinguish individuals whose condition will escalate to acute psychosis has remained elusive. Other studies have looked for changes in the volume of regional gray matter in the brain. Although...

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