Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Detection with magnetic resonance imaging

Silvio Scarone, Cristina Colombo, Simin Livian, Massimo Abbruzzese, Paolo Ronchi, Marco Locatelli, Giuseppe Scotti, Enrico Smeraldi

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance images were used to measure the volume of the head of the caudate nucleus in 20 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder and 16 normal control subjects. The obsessive-compulsive patients showed a significant increase in the volume of the right side of the head of the caudate nucleus compared with that of control subjects. This finding was not correlated with demographic, psychopathological, or clinical characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatry Research - Neuroimaging
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia
  • brain imaging
  • personality disorder
  • striatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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