Traditionally, psychosis has been diagnosed through clinical observation. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center, however, are pioneering the use of biomarkers to identify schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other conditions. This hour, we’ll talk about the practical applications of the discovery with Dr. Carol Tamminga, Chair of Psychiatry at the UT Southwestern; and Dr. Elena Ivleva, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern.
In this photo taken Thursday, July 29, 2010, Gina, a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the U.S. military, joins Staff Sgt. Chris Kench on a sofa at the kennel at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq but months of door-to-door searches and noisy explosions left her cowering and fearful. After she came home to Peterson Air Force Base in June 2009, a military veterinarian diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder. Ed Andrieski/AP Photo