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I found this article which is really interesting about psychiatry becoming more like other medical specialties and more medical which includes a range of tests rather than just diagnosing someone solely on talking to the person who is unwell. It includes ideas about looking at the human brain through imaging, looking at brain functions, using blood tests and psychological tests to find out about susceptibility factors to mental health difficulties, help with diagnosis using different methods. They hope that this new research will help with diagnosis and treatment.

The BDRN team who are the scientific partner and one of the supporters of my project are also helping with this research.

The assessment and diagnosis of mental health difficulties at times I feel is…

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