Brain mapping studies have shown abnormal changes in cerebral blood volume and oxygen consumption, or other neurophysiological abnormalities, in panic disorder (PD) patients. Because of these intriguing reports, we decided to assess the neuroanatomical aspects of patients with PD using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We included 31 consecutive cases with… (More)
Thirty consecutive lactate-sensitive panic disorder patients were studied with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the relationship between temporal lobe abnormalities and panic disorder. Neuroanatomical abnormalities, most involving the right temporal lobe, were found in 43% of patients, compared with 10% of the control subjects. Patients with… (More)
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Research in panic disorder (PD) has highlighted a low biological threshold (lactate infusion). Also, several studies have shown neurophysiological changes with PD patients: increased brain perfusion (Stewart), parahypocampal hyper-perfusion (Reiman) and we reported an increased incidence of epileptiform abnormalities. In order to assess neuroanatomical… (More)