Possibility Of Brain Scan-assisted Diagnosis For PTSD A Step Closer

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 09:21 in Health & Medicine

Research examining the difference in brain activity between soldiers with PTSD and those without it moves scientists a step closer to the possibility of being able one day to use brain scans to help diagnose the condition. The search for the footprints left in the brain by psychiatric disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder is a growing area of research. Scientists hope it will lead to the identification of brain patterns that could be used to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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