Cerebral glucose metabolism in obsessive-compulsive hoarding.

  title={Cerebral glucose metabolism in obsessive-compulsive hoarding.},
  author={Sanjaya Kumar Saxena and Arthur L. Brody and Karron M Maidment and E. C. Gordon Smith and Narineh Zohrabi and Elyse Katz and Stephanie K Baker and Lewis Baxter},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={161 6},
OBJECTIVE Compulsive hoarding and saving symptoms, found in many patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are part of a discrete clinical syndrome that includes indecisiveness, disorganization, perfectionism, procrastination, and avoidance and has been associated with poor response to medications and cognitive behavior therapy. The authors sought to identify cerebral metabolic patterns specifically associated with the compulsive hoarding syndrome using positron emission tomography… CONTINUE READING
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