Author | Jair C. Soares, MD

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Video: Neuroimaging. . . Is It Still a Research Tool in Psychiatry?

November 30, 2011

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Neuroimaging… is it still a research tool in psychiatry, or is it ready for prime time? In this video, Jair Soares, MD, of the University of Texas at Houston, touches on the main brain imaging techniques and their possible uses in mental health practice.

Utilization of MRS to Identify Neurochemical Abnormalities in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

August 01, 2004

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The number of magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies that assess the levels of different neurochemicals in bipolar disorder has increased considerably in recent years. Abnormalities were reported mainly in the brain regions implicated in the pathophysiology of BD: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, cingulated gyrus, hippocampus and basal ganglia. Although these findings are not diagnostic, future research in this area may help to elucidate the pathophysiology of BD and monitor treatment effects.

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