A mysterious brain network may underlie many psychiatric disorders

Researchers discovered that six psychiatric disorders seemed linked to the same underlying brain wiring.
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Scientists uncovered a previously unknown brain circuit that seems linked to multiple psychiatric disorders. (Image credit: John M Lund Photography Inc via Getty Images)

Scientists have uncovered a mysterious network of brain connections that is linked to several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

This shared brain circuitry could help reveal why many patients who are diagnosed with one psychiatric illness also meet the criteria for a second.


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