Question About Schizophrenia

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Shogun, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. Shogun

    Shogun Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know whether Schizophrenia shows up on an MRI (brain) scan?
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Good question it is more a chemical base illness i think whether it would show up maybe but i don't think so
  3. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately there are no tests for mental illness'; hence it is more often then not difficult to diagnose.

    However i do believe that the brain of a schizophrenic under an MRI will pick up certain 'abnormalities'.
  4. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    No there is no MRI scan that says "you have schizophrenia." But there are a lot of thoughts about the relationship between trauma and the experiences that people diagnosed with schizophrenia have, and but this is often ignored for any neurological or scientific 'evidence.'

    There's research apparently showing grey matter loss in some people diagnosed with schizophrenia. I got a lot of thoughts about what I've just read, but I won't go into it. You could use google and see what you think.
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  5. Bambi

    Bambi Well-Known Member

    Patterns consistent with schizophrenia can show up on a specific kind of MRI called a fuctional MRI or fMRI but you can't diagnosis it that way....hope that helps.
  6. Shogun

    Shogun Well-Known Member

    Thanx guys, I appreciate the answers.
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