Typically, psychiatric diseases come more than one at a time. That is why patients often fit the profile of more than one disease. Until know, it was unclear why this was the case. Recent research seems to have thrown light to this question, as it identified a brain network common to at least six psychiatric diseases.
The researchers first collected a huge dataset comprising structural brain data from over 15000 people (193 studies), among which there were healthy people and people diagnosed with the following psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety.
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