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By K. Ranga Rama Krishnan

This single-source reference presents a superior realizing of neuroimaging expertise in detecting neighborhood alterations and abnormalities in mind anatomy and chemistry-emphasizing versatile and delicate options with strength software as adjuncts for potent differential analysis, subclassification, and administration of psychiatric issues.

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270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 Current printing (last digit): 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Page iii This book is dedicated to our families. Page v Preface The search for brain pathology as an underlying cause of psychiatric disorders continues to be the driving force behind biological psychiatry. Until about a decade ago, the only way to evaluate abnormalities in brain structure was by postmortem neuropathological studies. These studies were limited by several confounding factors, such as postmortem changes in the brain, problems with fixation, heterogeneous samples, agonal factors, and comorbid medical conditions including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

In this context MRI becomes useful in clinical differential diagnosis. It is likely that, as this technology advances and our knowledge of the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases evolves, MRI will become integral in the evaluation of patients. References 1. E. R. Andrew, G. Bydder, J. Griffiths, R. Iles, and P. Styles, Clinical Magnetic Resonance: Imaging and Spectroscopy, Wiley, New York, 1990. 2. W. G. Bradley, W. R. Adey, and A. N. Hasso, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Head, and Neck, Aspen Systems, Rockville, MD, 1985.

Brain Imaging Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Mark J. D. Director of Critical Care Psychiatry, Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Glen Oaks, New York Martha E. D. D. Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience, The New York HospitalCornell Medical Center, New York, New York Theodore B. Snyderman Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina David C.

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