Early schizophrenia clue is found

August 22, 2006 by  

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Scientists have discovered a new method for the early diagnosis of the mental disorder schizophrenia.
The joint study involving Cambridge University found that patients with the condition have high levels of glucose in their brain and spinal fluid.

At present, the diagnosis of the mental disorder is based on interviews and observation and a patient must show symptoms for at least six months.

It is hoped the new method of diagnosis will lead to new and earlier treatment.


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