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Posts Tagged ‘mental illness diagnosis’

By On November 19th, 2018

Distinct brain patterns could help diagnose schizophrenia earlier

Schizophrenia is perhaps one of the most talked about mental illnesses, but it is also the most poorly understood. Rather than the multiple personalities many associate with schizophrenia, the brain disease is actually characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and cognitive impairments. While research has helped uncover some factors that can help predict those at risk…

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By On October 2nd, 2018

More than one-third of college freshman show signs of mental illness

More than one-third of college freshman in eight countries show signs of diagnosable mental health issues, according to a recent large-scale study organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology came from a survey given to nearly 14,000 students from 19 universities as part of WHO’s World…

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By On September 4th, 2018

MRI’s may hold the key to better diagnosing people with depression and bipolar disorder

Diagnosing mental illnesses has always been notoriously difficult and with a high risk for misdiagnosis. After all, mental health professionals typically have to rely only on the subjective information from patients and surveys used to gauge symptoms as objectively as possible to form a diagnosis. Complicating matters further is the fact that many mental illnesses…

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