Morphometric Methods for Studying the Prefrontal Cortex in Suicide Victims and Psychiatric Patients

  title={Morphometric Methods for Studying the Prefrontal Cortex in Suicide Victims and Psychiatric Patients},
  author={Grazyna Rajkowska},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • G. Rajkowska
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract Neurochemical studies demonstrate altered numbers of monoaminergic receptors in the prefrontal cortex in suicide and depression victims, implicating dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex in the neuropathology of suicide and psychiatric disorders. Neuroimaging studies in vivo have revealed an altered pattern of cortical metabolism and reductions in frontal lobe volume in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) or depression. However, the precise morphopathology underlying these abnormalities… 

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