Scientists Discover Second Type of Schizophrenia

Micrograph showing gray matter
Micrograph showing gray matter. (Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School have made a “potentially groundbreaking” discovery, StudyFinds reports. The researchers were the first to discover two distinct neuroanatomical subtypes of schizophrenia. StudyFinds author John Anderer writes:

Researchers analyzed the brain scans of over 300 schizophrenia patients to make their discovery. The first variation shows lower volumes of gray matter in comparison to a healthy brain. The second type of schizophrenia, though, shows largely the same levels of gray matter that would be seen in a normal brain scan. Needless to say, these findings may revolutionize mankind’s understanding of schizophrenia, as well as identification and treatment methods.

This is certainly welcome news for many sufferers of schizophrenia.

Read the StudyFinds article or the release from Penn Medicine for more information.

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