Preliminary data on the metabolic brain pattern of patients with winter seasonal affective disorder.

@article{Cohen1992PreliminaryDO,
  title={Preliminary data on the metabolic brain pattern of patients with winter seasonal affective disorder.},
  author={Robert M. Cohen and Michael Gross and Thomas Edward Nordahl and William E. Semple and Dan A. Oren and Nancy Levitt Rosenthal},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={545-52}
}
The brain metabolic pattern of patients with winter seasonal affective disorder with and without light treatment was determined by positron emission tomography. Compared with controls, patients with seasonal affective disorder with and without light treatment had globally lower metabolic rates, relatively lower superior medial frontal cortex rates, and somewhat higher basal ganglia rates. Patients receiving light treatment had a relatively higher rate in an occipital region of interest… CONTINUE READING