Obsessive-compulsive dimension localized using low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (LORETA).


Electroencephalographic mapping techniques have been used to show differences between normal subjects and those diagnosed with various mental disorders. To date, there is no other research using the techniques of low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (LORETA) with the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) population. The current investigation compares current source density measures of persons with OCD symptoms to an age-matched control group. The main finding is excess current source density in the Beta frequencies in the cingulate gyrus. This Beta activity is primarily located in the middle cingulate gyrus as well as adjacent frontal parieto-occipital regions. Lower frequency Beta is prominent more anteriorly in the cingulate gyrus whereas higher frequency Beta is seen more posteriorly. These preliminary findings indicate the utility of LORETA as a clinical and diagnostic tool.

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@article{Sherlin2005ObsessivecompulsiveDL, title={Obsessive-compulsive dimension localized using low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (LORETA).}, author={Leslie H. Sherlin and Marco Congedo}, journal={Neuroscience letters}, year={2005}, volume={387 2}, pages={72-4} }