Using radiology to diagnose mental illness

An Australian radiologist has completed a study that suggests medical imaging can identify  brain variations that can assist in the early diagnosis of mood and psychotic disorders.

This is part of a new wave of research showing an anatomical basis for mental illness.

Dr Kartik Bhatia says the variations appear to be present from the onset of the disease, which means they are not a degenerative symptom of the conditions.

His study, which was conducted at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, analysed the brains of