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08 November 2011

Brain analysis can help predict psychosis

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how serious or long term psychotic illnesses may be and help doctors make more accurate treatment decisions, researchers said.

Computer analysis of brain scans could help predict how serious or long term psychotic illnesses may be and help doctors make more accurate treatment decisions, researchers said.

She said this could in the future lead to a quick reliable way of predicting how a patient's illness will develop, allowing doctors to give the best treatments to those most in need and avoid giving long courses of anti psychotic drugs to people with only very mild forms of psychosis.

 
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