Brain scans of Singapore youth in a high risk mental state for psychosis found no evidence of brain abnormalities, according to a study in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
A team of researchers mainly from Australia and Singapore conducted a structural brain magnetic resonance imaging study involving 69 young people in an “at-risk mental state” for psychosis and 32 matched healthy controls in Singapore. The authors wrote that they “did not find any statistically significant difference” between the two groups.
Klauser, Paul, Juan Zhou, Joseph K. W. Lim, Joann S. Poh, Hui Zheng, Han Ying Tng, Ranga Krishnan, et al. “Lack of Evidence for Regional Brain Volume or Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Youths at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Findings From the Longitudinal Youth at Risk Study.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, March 4, 2015, sbv012. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbv012. (Abstract)