Strong limbic and weak frontal activation to aggressive stimuli in spouse abusers

@article{Lee2008StrongLA,
  title={Strong limbic and weak frontal activation to aggressive stimuli in spouse abusers},
  author={Tatia M. C. Lee and S. S. W. Chan and Adrian Raine},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={655-656}
}
Spouse abuse, listed as a V code (V61.12) in DSM-IV, has been viewed almost exclusively from a social perspective. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study, we observed that batterers, relative to controls, show more limbic and less frontal activation to aggressive stimuli. No group differences in brain activation to stimuli lacking an affective component were observed. The findings suggest that inadequate prefrontal and anterior cingulate resources to exercise top-down… CONTINUE READING
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