Daily Archives: 22/07/2013

Can Brain Scans Diagnose Mental Illness?

One common complaint about psychiatry is its subjective nature: it lacks definitive tests for many diseases. So the idea of diagnosing disorders using only brain scans holds great appeal. A paper published recently in¬†PLOS ONE¬†describes such a system, although it was presented only as an initial proof of concept. News reports, however, trumpeted the advent […]