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Schizophrenia Symptoms Linked to Faulty "Switch" in Brain, University of Nottingham Study


8/22/2013 6:59:58 AM

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown that psychotic symptoms experienced by people with schizophrenia could be caused by a faulty 'switch' within the brain. In a study published today in the journal Neuron, they have demonstrated that the severity of symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations which are typical in patients with the psychiatric disorder is caused by a disconnection between two important regions in the brain -- the insula and the lateral frontal cortex.

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