Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: brain scan

Randomized Controlled Trial Confirms That Antipsychotics Damage the Brain

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A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry connects antipsychotics with damage to the brain in multiple areas.

Researchers Fail to Predict Antidepressant Treatment Success

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In a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers investigated whether they could use EEG (electroencephalograph) technology to predict whether people would feel better...

How Do We Test the Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Antipsychotics?

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A new attempt to study the neurological effects of long-term exposure to antipsychotics uses healthy volunteers on minimal doses for 15 days.

No Evidence for Brain Asymmetry in Depression

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A new study debunks the theory that depression is associated with brain asymmetry.

Antidepressants Blunt Ability to Feel Empathy

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A new study suggests that taking antidepressants impairs empathy, while the experience of depression itself does not.

Researchers Fail to Replicate Evidence for “Biotypes” of Depression

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A new study casts doubt on whether such biotypes for depression exist.

New Research Suggests Brain Abnormalities in ‘Schizophrenia’ May Result From Antipsychotics

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Study finds that reduced cortical thickness and brain surface area associated with 'schizophrenia' may result from antipsychotic drug use.

Experts Question the Benefits of Brain Imaging Research for OCD

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Two experts—a leading neuroscientist studying OCD, and a psychiatrist specializing in OCD treatment—question whether expensive brain imaging research has added anything to the treatment of OCD.

The Man With the Most Famous Brain in Science

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From STAT: In 1998, a graduate student at the Montreal Neurological Institute named Colin Holmes underwent 27 brain scans and combined them into one high-quality...

Researchers Fail to Predict Criminal Intent with Brain Scans

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A new study in the journal PNAS explores whether brain scans are ineffective at identifying criminal intent in carefully designed situations.

New Study Raises Doubts About fMRI Neuroimaging Research

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More than forty thousand papers have been published using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to explore the brain. A new analysis of the common...

Brain Response to Antidepressant Mirrors Placebo Effect

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People diagnosed with severe depression show the same changes in brain scans when they respond to a placebo as they do when they take an actual antidepressant, according to a new study. Researchers also found that those whose symptoms were decreased by a placebo were more likely to report relief from antidepressant drugs.