Brain development in healthy, hyperactive, and psychotic children.

  title={Brain development in healthy, hyperactive, and psychotic children.},
  author={Nitin Gogtay and Jay N. Giedd and Judith L. Rapoport},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={59 8},
S erious and chronic childhood psychiatric disorders have long been assumed to reflect relatively subtle abnormalities of brain development. Although diagnostic brain imaging is well established in pediatric neurology, it has not yet permitted quantitative assessment of brain abnormalities in children with psychiatric illnesses. Recent advances in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow reliable, automated, quantitative measurement of multiple brain regions. The noninvasive nature of MRI… CONTINUE READING
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