Dysfunction in Brain’s Attention Network May Increase Schizophrenia, Bipolar Risk

Attention deficits are central to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and are thought to precede the presentation of the illnesses.

Study findings published in Frontiers in Psychiatry suggest that the brain network interactions between regions that support attention are dysfunctional in children and adolescents at genetic risk for developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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