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  • Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD Brain activity patterns in response to emotional regulation tasks may help predict which PTSD patients respond best to psychotherapy and may point to novel treatments, new research suggests.
  • AAIC Amyloid PET a 'Game Changer' for MCI Diagnosis Management of patients suspected of havng mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia changed by almost 70% because of PET scanning.
  • PTSD May Be Physical, Not Just Psychological The amygdala is larger in individuals who develop PTSD after mild traumatic brain injury, suggesting the disorder may be a physical as well as a psychological disorder.
  • Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate Up to 24% of patients may receive a false positive or a false negative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, says a new study, with misdiagnosis especially high in those with psychosis.


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  • Experts Describe How Technology Can Help, Hurt HealthcareAlong with discussing the potential for telemedicine and AI, the Medicine 3.0 physician panel and audience agreed that though EHRs have improved billing and organization of information, they are driving physicians farther from their patients.
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