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408, 2016

Distinct ‘Biotypes’ Identified That Cross Clinical Psychosis Diagnoses

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Published Articles|

Three neurobiologically distinct psychosis “biotypes” have been identified that appear to cross clinical diagnostic boundaries for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder with psychosis, according to a report appearing online today in AJP in Advance. The study illustrates how distinct neurobiological biotypes can, through multiple pathways, lead to clinically similar psychosis manifestations. And the findings may lead to more individualized treatment options, the authors say. Read on Psychiatric News Alert ›

408, 2016

Biomarkers Outperform Symptoms in Parsing Psychosis Subgroups

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Published Articles|

Multiple biological pathways lead to similar symptoms – NIH-funded study Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, in sorting psychosis cases into distinct subgroups on the basis of brain biology, report  researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. A hallmark of severe mental illness, psychosis is marked by hallucinations and delusions, or false, irrational beliefs. Read on nimh.nih.gov ›

408, 2016

UTSW-led study establishes biomarkers to help diagnose, treat psychosis

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Published Articles|

DALLAS – December 8, 2015 – In a groundbreaking study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center, a comprehensive set of empirical biomarkers has been established to aid in diagnosis and treatment of psychosis. To date, the gold standard for diagnosis of psychosis has been clinical observation, classifying patients into schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders. Read on utsouthwestern.edu  

408, 2016

Scientific American: Rethinking How We Diagnose Psychosis

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Published Articles|

If you are unfortunate enough to develop acute chest pain this winter you will probably be assessed by a clinician who will order a battery of tests to determine if your symptoms result from pneumonia, bronchitis, heart disease, or something else. These tests not only can yield a precise diagnosis, they ensure you will receive the appropriate treatment for your specific illness. If you are unfortunate enough to have a [...]