Journal article

What have we learned from functional imaging studies in schizophrenia? The role of frontal, striatal and temporal areas

D Velakoulis, C Pantelis

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 1996

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Functional imaging technologies allow assessment of cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolism, cellular metabolic processes, cerebral receptor density and occupancy. This review examines the contribution of such studies to our understanding of schizophrenia. The role of the frontal lobes, the basal ganglia, the temporal lobes and the neuronal circuits which connect them is examined with respect to this literature. METHOD: All studies in schizophrenia using positron emission tomography, single photon emission computerised tomography, xenon studies, functional and spectroscopic magnetic resonance imaging formed the basis of this review. Only those studies published in English were r..

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