Journal article

Regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder compared to controls

Ben Buchanan, Susan Rossell, Jerome J Maller, Wei Lin Toh, Sarah Brennan, David Castle

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by a preoccupation with a misperceived flaw in appearance, causing significant distress and disability. Neuropsychological research has revealed deficits in executive function and inhibitory control of emotional responses. The few previous structural neuroimaging studies have had inconclusive findings and we aimed to take this field of research forward by contributing high quality structural data. METHODS: To investigate regional brain volumes we compared 20 BDD participants and 20 matched controls using high-resolution structural T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI data was subjected to cortical reconstruction and..

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