White matter abnormalities in adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study

@inproceedings{Liao2014WhiteMA,
  title={White matter abnormalities in adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study},
  author={Mei Juan Liao and Fan Yang and Yan E. Zhang and Zhong He and Linyan Su and Lingjiang Li},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Previous neuroimaging studies have suggested an abnormal neural circuitry of emotion regulation including the amygdala and prefrontal cortex in both adult and adolescent generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients. Aberrant integrity of white matter in this neural circuitry has been verified in adult GAD patients. White matter abnormalities in adolescent GAD patients have not been detected. METHODS Twenty-five adolescents with GAD and 24 healthy controls underwent a diffusion… CONTINUE READING
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