Predicting psychosis: Brain folds hold the key

Catching psychosis at an early stage is the key to successful treatment. Examining communication between folds on the cortex may predict those at risk.

A new study, recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, outlines an innovative technique that may to help predict which people are most likely to develop psychosis. It may make earlier diagnosis possible.

Psychosis is a symptom of a number of mental health problems, such as schizophrenia and psychotic depression.

Characterized by hallucinations and delusions, psychosis is a hard condition to understand, treat, and, importantly, predict.

People who present with psychotic symptoms do not necessarily go on to develop acute psychosis.

However, it is difficult to predict whose symptoms will continue and worsen.

People can and do recover from acute psychosis, but timing is key. The earlier treatment starts, the better the outcome is likely to be. For this reason, finding a way to catch those …….

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