Journal article

Identifying patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder using whole-brain anatomy

Carles Soriano-Mas, Jesus Pujol, Pino Alonso, Narcis Cardoner, Jose M Menchon, Ben J Harrison, Joan Deus, Julio Vallejo, Christian Gaser

NEUROIMAGE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2007

Abstract

Structural neuroimaging studies have reported a variety of brain alterations between groups of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients and healthy controls. However, the large heterogeneity in discrete anatomical measures that exists among patients prevents a clear discrimination of single patients from healthy subjects. This reduces the potential clinical applicability of structural neuroimaging studies. In the present study we assessed the feasibility of identifying OCD patients on the basis of whole-brain anatomical alterations. Whole-brain magnetic resonance images were collected from two consecutive samples of OCD outpatients (n=72 and n=30), and control subjects (n=72 and n=30). W..

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