Scan to find de­spres­sion

Irish Sunday Mirror - - YOUR HEALTH -

Sci­en­tists can now use brain scans to de­tect de­pres­sion.

Ex­perts at the Univeristy of San Fran­cisco mon­i­tored elec­tri­cal sig­nals in pa­tients’ brains to de­tect anx­i­ety.

They say the re­sults could one day be more ac­cu­rate than the tra­di­tional method of ask­ing ques­tions about their mood and will im­prove treat­ment.

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