The role of neuroimaging in geriatric psychiatry

  title={The role of neuroimaging in geriatric psychiatry},
  author={Brent A. Townsend and Jeffrey R. Petrella and P. Murali Doraiswamy},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
Purpose of review This article reviews some of the key neuroimaging advances that have occurred over the past year, of relevance to Alzheimer's disease and late-life depression. As the number of elderly in the population continues to grow, the prevalence of these two diseases will rise correspondingly. Earlier and more accurate diagnoses will be essential to providing the best care and treatment. Neuroimaging contributes to all aspects of the therapeutic process, from diagnosis to treatment… Expand
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