A preliminary morphometric magnetic resonance imaging study of regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder.

@article{Rauch2003APM,
  title={A preliminary morphometric magnetic resonance imaging study of regional brain volumes in body dysmorphic disorder.},
  author={Scott L. Rauch and Katharine A. Phillips and Ethan Segal and Nikos Makris and Lisa M. Shin and Paul J. Whalen and Michael A. Jenike and Verne S. Caviness and David N. Kennedy},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2003},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
Morphometric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to compare regional brain volumes in eight women with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and eight healthy comparison subjects. The BDD group exhibited a relative leftward shift in caudate asymmetry and greater total white matter vs. the comparison group. Findings with respect to the caudate nucleus are consistent with both the conceptualization of BDD as an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, and the 'striatal topography model' of… CONTINUE READING