Several mental disorders share changes in certain brain regions

February 5, 2015 3:09 PM

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Several mental disorders share changes in certain brain regions

"During the past several decades, psychiatry has focused on establishing diagnostic categories based on clinical symptoms," write the authors. "Accordingly, most neuroimaging studies have compared brain structure or function in patients with a single, specific diagnosis with healthy participants."

However, both clinical and genetic analyses have observed similarities among several different disorders, suggesting that there could be an underlying neurobiological link between forms of mental illness.

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