Navigation Links
Schizophrenia Gets A New Diagnostic Tool

Researchers from University of New South Wales may be one of the first scientists to develop a tool for diagnosing schizophrenia and bipolar disease. Currently there is no single test that could exactly identify the disease.//

The researchers who had their paper published in the latest issue of the journal Psychiatry Research said that this may make the diagnosis of these disease much more cost effective as their tool can safely distinguish between the two disorders which may at times have somewhat similar symptoms. The researchers also hope that with their new diagnostic tool the patients will be able to get treated sooner.

The researchers had decided to focus on the auditory hallucinations experienced by the patients of the schizophrenic disease as their point of research. They had recorded the brain waves associated with sound in 17 patients of the disease while the patients were distracted visually and heard the sound through earphones. They were matched with healthy volunteers having the same background. Researchers had then looked into what happened about 100milliseconds later ion the brain waves of the patients. They had also tested this procedure with a group of people suffering from bipolar disorder to know the difference.

Although the research is yet to complete, the procedure, when fine-tuned, may be used as a biological test to diagnose any of the two disorders, opined the researchers.

Source: EurekAlert

Medindia on Schizophrenia: Further information

Schizophrenia: This is a chronic severe disabling mental illness. Some of the symptoms suffered by schizophrenia are hallucinations seen or heard, feelings of being persecuted, becoming withdrawn, aggression and deranged behavior. Schizophrenia can be treated symptomatically, but only one in five patients have a chance of full recovery.

More on Medindia:


Related medicine news :

1. Sex exploitation connected to Schizophrenia
2. Schizophrenia detected early
3. Gene glitches connecting pot with Schizophrenia
4. An insight about Schizophrenia
5. Risk Of Schizophrenia due to Gene Variation
6. Factors That Might Increase The Risk Of Schizophrenia
7. Identifying The Risks Of Developing Schizophrenia
8. Dads Age Found To Affect The Childs Risk for Schizophrenia
9. Famine May Be A Cause For Schizophrenia
10. Gene Activity connected to Schizophrenia
11. Prose Memory Deficits Found To Be Associated With Schizophrenia
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/24/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... encourages people across the United States to support their local poison centers through ... been designated as #GivingTuesday: calls it “a day that inspires people to ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Marne, MI (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... has released a series of recent video interviews with some of the staff members ... life at the residential treatment facility, as well as some of the things that ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Aided by seed funding from the Ron Foley Foundation, researchers at Western ... how to detect and treat pancreatic cancer (PC). , WCHN researchers will focus ... (ncRNA), genetic material that is present in the blood of patients with PC. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Abington Hospital – Jefferson ... of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme ... services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Dr. Rodney E. Willey , has answered a ... Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, provides treatment for snoring and sleep apnea through ... a Koala Center for Sleep Disorders in the US, one of four in the Illinois ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 --> ... report "Spine Biologics Market by Product Type (Bone Graft, Bine ... Discectomy and Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), End User, and ... global market was valued at $1.90 Billion in 2014 and ... CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period of 2015 to ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... LAUSANNE and BERN, Switzerland ... SA, the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of ... and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition ... announce the start of an exclusive collaboration to develop ... control algorithm for the personalised delivery of insulin for ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... st  Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society ... Chicago on Nov-29 th through Dec-4 ...  Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of ... Chicago on Nov-29 th through Dec-4 th , ... present its revolutionary whole body CZT digital SPECT/CT solution at the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: