Decreased N-acetyl-aspartate levels in anterior cingulate and hippocampus in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.

@article{Ham2007DecreasedNL,
  title={Decreased N-acetyl-aspartate levels in anterior cingulate and hippocampus in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.},
  author={Byung-Joo Ham and Jeanyung Chey and Sujung Yoon and Younghoon Sung and Do-Un Jeong and Seog Ju Kim and Minyoung Sim and Namhee Choi and Ihn-Geun Choi and Perry F. Renshaw and In Kyoon Lyoo},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={324-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concentration of N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA) in the brain and its relationship with clinical characteristics in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy was performed in order to measure NAA concentrations in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and bilateral hippocampus in 26 subjects with fire-related PTSD, who were survivors of a subway fire in South Korea, and 25 age- and sex-matched healthy… CONTINUE READING