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AI pinpoints where psychosis originates in the brain

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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New brain scans from people with psychosis may confirm a long-standing theory as to why people experience these sudden breaks from reality. The theory states that, in psychosis, brain networks in charge of directing a person's attention malfunction. This causes a person to experience hallucinations, or sensations of things that aren't actually happening; and delusions, or unshakable false beliefs. Psychosis is a feature of serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia, but its symptoms exist on a continuum and can also occur . The precise details of what happens in the...

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