Sunday, January 05, 2014

Mental disorders can Revealed from Eye Movement

The eyes are the windows to the soul proverb seems not just nonsense. British scientists have developed the technology through a mental health diagnosis test eye movements.

British scientists developed a test that can diagnose the latest camera one's mental health. Through eye movement, can be known how the range of one's mental health.

This technological revolution based theory which states that the old way is not normal when viewing an object associated with the state of one's soul. The research team believes this test can distinguish patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Researchers used a special camera that follows the movement of the eyes, when viewing an image on a computer screen.

A person with schizophrenia does not explore the whole picture, like a person with normal mental health. Schizophrenic vision tends to be concentrated at one point and did not see the other point. In patients who suffer from bipolar disorder or major depression, which appears more subtle differences.

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression have similar symptoms. All three are difficult to distinguish using traditional methods that exist.

"This finding is a step change in the world of psychiatry. Technologies can overcome the failure diagnosis in patients who underwent brain scans or DNA. Eye movement tests give accurate results of 95 percent within 30 minutes. These results can not be achieved any other technique requires several years to diagnosis of disease, " said Madhu Nair, who collaborated with Philip Benson of Aberdeen University and Chair of Mental Health, Professor David St Clair.

Various further testing is needed before the technology is widely used. But Nair said, patients should be able to access this technology through the health services in the next few years.

This innovation was well received Professor Nick Craddock of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He said, this technology can improve and enhance the accuracy of laboratory test results. Progress is certainly better to diagnose severe mental disorders.

" The relationship between abnormal eye movements and severe mental illness requires more research. Disorders there is not only an effect of physical health, the brain, but also the mind, " said Craddock.

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