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Key to improved psychosis treatment lies in early diagnosis

Readers may have misconceptions about the onset or progression of mental disabilities. For example, some may be surprised to learn that the onset of certain mental health conditions may be gradual, or may only partially impair an individual’s functioning.

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Neural biomarker may improve brain trauma diagnosis

However, researchers may have discovered a new test for diagnosing TBI. Specifically, a protein called SNTF is believed to be a byproduct from degenerating neurons in the brain’s white matter. The same protein is also released after a stroke involving an obstructed blood vessel supplying blood to the brain, but in much higher levels.

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New law may increase mental health disability coverage

Treatment for a mental disability may not be as predictable as a physical disability. For one, medication options prescribed for mental health conditions may produce different -- or no -- results among otherwise similarly situated patients. Some mental health patients may need to try several different options within a class of medications before finding one that produces results.

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Researchers identify potential Alzheimer's genes

The efforts of the International Genomics Project have made a discovery that might have practical applications to Alzheimer’s patients. The breakthrough comes in time for November, which is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

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