A world-first study has found warning signs of mental health problems could be identified by scanning the developing brains of adolescents. A Queensland study found "fingerprinting" the brains of adolescents can indicate the start of mental health disorders. 160 young people took part in the Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers. They underwent brain imaging scans every four months for five years, as well as neurocognitive assessments which found brain fingerprints, or unique neurological changes, can help determine mental health outcomes. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Could ‘brain fingerprinting’ teens help detect mental health issues earlier?
Posted by on 28 Aug 2023