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Specific Brain Abnormality Tied to Risk of Mental Illness

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A specific brain abnormality may indicate a person's general risk for mental illness, according to a new study at Duke University.
The signature abnormality involves a reduced efficiency between the brain's visual areas and certain networks important for integrating sensory information and suppressing distracting information. This reduced efficiency is found among people at risk for various types of mental disorders.
“These patterns suggest that broad risk for mental illness may reflect subtle problems in how a person is able to integrate their thoughts, plans, and actions with their...
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