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Cambridge Neuroscientists discover brain markers which predict vulnerability to drug induced psychosis.

Researchers investigated the brain activity of healthy volunteers during cognitive tasks and found that the brains response to a particular task predicted how an individual would react to ketamine, a drug of abuse which elicits some of the various symptoms of schizophrenia.  

Their findings were reported in the Journal of Neuroscience on the 18th June 2008 and may help to develop early intervention strategies and tailor treatments for patients with schizophrenia.

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Posted on 18/06/2008

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