Brain imaging in catatonia: systematic review and directions for future research

  title={Brain imaging in catatonia: systematic review and directions for future research},
  author={Alexandre Haroche and Jonathan P Rogers and Marion Plaze and Raphael Gaillard and Steve C. R. Williams and Pierre Thomas and Ali Amad},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={1585 - 1597}
Abstract Background Catatonia is a frequent, complex and severe identifiable syndrome of motor dysregulation. However, its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Methods We aimed to provide a systematic review of all brain imaging studies (both structural and functional) in catatonia. Results We identified 137 case reports and 18 group studies representing 186 individual patients with catatonia. Catatonia is often associated with brain imaging abnormalities (in more than 75% of cases). The… Expand
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