Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As neuroscientists learn more about brain circuits, Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin foresees a time when diagnoses will be based on brain scans rather than symptoms. Etkin, who will be speaking at READ MORE