Decrease in thalamic volumes of pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are taking paroxetine.

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BACKGROUND Thalamic dysfunction has been implicated in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). While OCD frequently has its onset during childhood, to our knowledge, no prior study has measured neuroanatomical changes in the thalamus of patients with OCD near the onset of illness, and before and after treatment. METHODS Volumetric magnetic resonance imaging… (More)

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