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Distinct ‘Biotypes’ Identified That Cross Clinical Psychosis Diagnoses

Three neurobiologically distinct psychosis “biotypes” have been identified that appear to cross clinical diagnostic boundaries for schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder with psychosis, according to a report appearing online today in AJP in Advance. The study illustrates how distinct neurobiological biotypes can, through multiple pathways, lead to clinically similar psychosis manifestations. And the findings may lead to more individualized treatment options, the authors say.Carol Tamminga, M.D. (pictured at left), who is the Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Chair in Psychiatric Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 8 December, 2015

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