Detecting Changes in Brain Structure in Schizophrenia Patients: Anatomical MRI Findings

Schizophrenia and Brain Structure

People with Schizophrenia Experience Changes in Brain Structure


People with schizophrenia develop changes in brain structure that can be detected with an anatomical MRI.

Understanding Brain Structure with MRI

Vadim Ushakov, senior researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Brain at Moscow University, says: “With the help of morphological measurement methods, it is possible to measure the volumes and areas of areas, the thickness of some brain structures. With the help of MRI, the so-called. visualize brain pathways – substance pathways). Diffusion shows the direction of the axonal pathways by which cells attach to each other.

According to him, in this way, doctors will be able to see the so-called “telegraph lines” of the brain. An MRI shows how one area of ​​the brain connects to another with lines and how strong that connection is.

Distinct Brain Structures in Schizophrenia

MRI shows the different structure of brain structures and the direction of the “telegraph lines” in patients with schizophrenia.

“These patients also lose the strength of the connection between cells, because the brain cannot agree with itself. At the moment we see only a defect. So the next step is to understand how a particular defect is related to hallucinatory symptoms and delusions.”

The Mysterious Nature of Schizophrenia

According to him, schizophrenia remains one of the most mysterious diseases affecting humans. Until now, the causes of its development have not been identified, there is no objective diagnosis, and it cannot be completely cured.


Brice Foster
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