Diagnosis by brain scan

iCAP Services logoThere has been much excitement in the press recently on research claiming that a particular type of brain scan is able to diagnose mental health disorders, in particular PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

MEG machineThe Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scan is a technique for mapping brain activity by recording magnetic fields produced by electrical currents occurring naturally in the brain.

This article about misunderstanding brain scan diagnosis explains the shortcomings of such claims and advises to exercise caution in biological testing for mental health issues holding all the answers.

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