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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004 Summer;16(3):357-9.

SPECT imaging of body dysmorphic disorder.

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MRC Unit for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, P.O. Box 19063, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa. pcarey@sun.ac.za

Abstract

[99mTc]Hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain scans were undertaken in six subjects with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The scans showed a broad range of discrepant findings that do not immediately support a view of BDD as resting on either an obsessive-compulsive or affective disorder spectrum. Nevertheless, involvement of parietal regions is consistent with the characteristic altered body perception of BDD. These preliminary data highlight the need for further systematic functional imaging studies of this condition.

PMID:
15377744
DOI:
10.1176/jnp.16.3.357
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