Brain damage linked to schizophrenia may spread as condition develops

Brain scans help show how schizophrenia progresses

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The brain changes associated with schizophrenia may start in small regions and then expand through the brain over time – but the mechanism behind this is a mystery.

Schizophrenia is a condition that involves hallucinations and paranoid delusions, and is considered to be one of the most severe forms of mental illness. Its underlying cause is unknown. Many previous studies have suggested the condition is linked with slight shrinkage of tissue in several parts of the brain. In total, those affected may have a few …


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