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Common Biological Denominator for Mental Illnesses

Jülich, 11 February 2015 – Changes in brain structure that accompany a variety of mental illnesses are surprisingly consistent with one another. In a meta-analysis of all available neuroimaging studies with data from a total of over 7,000 patients, different illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders show very similar reductions in grey matter in particular brain regions. The results have been published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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