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October 19, 2017

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say

Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system. The study sets the stage for future research on the debilitating mental illness that affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is the largest analysis of 'white matter' differences in a psychiatric disorder to date. Read more at USC News.

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Health Terms: 
Brain Disorders,
Mental Health