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Toward smarter selection of therapy for psychiatric disorders

Elizabeth Dougherty | McGovern Institute for Brain Research August 11, 2015

Researchers find that brain scans can predict the success of treatment for social anxiety disorder.

For patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD), current behavioral and pharmaceutical treatments work about half the time. After weeks of investment in therapy, about half of patients will likely still suffer with symptoms of anxiety, and have little choice but to try again with something else. Read Article


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Inside the adult ADHD brain

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office June 10, 2014

Brain scans differentiate adults who have recovered from childhood ADHD and those whose difficulties linger.

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: About 10 million American adults are currently diagnosed with ADHD. Read Article


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Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office  December 11, 2013

MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.

To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a high-school diploma. These high-stakes tests have also been shown to predict students’ future educational attainment and adult employment and income.Read the article


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Predicting how patients respond to therapy

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office  September 6,2012

Brain scans could help doctors choose treatments for people with social anxiety disorder.

A new study led by MIT neuroscientists has found that brain scans of patients with social anxiety disorder can help predict whether they will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy.Read the article

 

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New process may diagnose the dyslexia in children earlier

(NECN) October 7, 2013
Some early warning signs of dyslexia include delayed speech, problem with phonetics, trouble creating words that rhyme and family members with a history of dyslexia.
John Gabrieli said kids who have language skills that put them at risk for dyslexia, even before they read, have smaller and less organized fibers.
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