Brain connectivity in body dysmorphic disorder compared with controls: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Benjamin Gordon Buchanan, Susan Lee Rossell, Jerome Joseph Maller, Wei Lin Toh, Sarah Brennan, David Jonathan Castle

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Several neuroimaging studies have investigated brain grey matter in people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), showing possible abnormalities in the limbic system, orbitofrontal cortex, caudate nuclei and temporal lobes. This study takes these findings forward by investigating white matter properties in BDD compared with controls using diffusion tensor imaging. It was hypothesized that the BDD sample would have widespread significantly reduced white matter connectivity as characterized by fractional anisotropy (FA).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2513 - 2521
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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