Scientists: schizophrenia is a disease

About one percent of replacing the ball suffers from schizophrenia. The disease is highlighted by the diversity of manifestations: from apathy and depression to hallucinations and delusions, writes Psych Central. All the symptoms psychiatrists were divided into two groups: positive (hallucinations, delusions) and negative (lack of motivation, social withdrawal). If positive symptoms can be cured, funds, fully rescuing from negative symptoms, does not exist yet.

Researchers conducted MRI brain scans of 128 patients with schizophrenia and 130 healthy people. The analysis also included a group of 39 people with bipolar disorder. To compare the data of the survey on this pathology was collected control group of 43 healthy people.

The screening showed that the brains of people with severe forms of schizophrenia has certain differences from the brains of healthy people and people with mild forms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

Scientists believe that schizophrenia is more mental illnesses, developing different mechanisms. All pathology integrates only one feature - the presence of positive and negative symptoms.

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