Science Daily - Neuroimaging May Offer New Way to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

New York, NY
 – June 5, 2013  –– 

MRI may be an effective way to diagnose mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, according to experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In a landmark study using advanced techniques, the researchers were able to correctly distinguish bipolar patients from healthy individuals based on their brain scans alone. The data are published in the journal Psychological Medicine. For this study, Sophia Frangou, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Psychosis Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai teamed up with Andy Simmons, MD, of the Kings College London and Janaina Mourao-Miranda, MD, of University College London, to explore whether brain imaging could help correctly identify patients with bipolar disorder.
-Dr. Sophia Frangou, MD, Senior Faculty, Psychiatry, Chief, Psychosis Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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