Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Shogun, Jul 22, 2010.
Does anybody know whether Schizophrenia shows up on an MRI (brain) scan?
Good question it is more a chemical base illness i think whether it would show up maybe but i don't think so
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'.
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.
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.
Thanx guys, I appreciate the answers.