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Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Dec;145(12):1560-3.

Cerebral glucose metabolic rates in nondepressed patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

Abstract

The authors compared 10 nondepressed patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder with 10 normal control subjects of the same sex and similar age for cerebral glucose metabolic rates obtained using positron emission tomography. Obsessive-compulsive patients showed significantly elevated metabolic rates in the whole cerebral hemispheres, heads of the caudate nuclei, orbital gyri, and the orbital gyri relative to the ipsilateral hemisphere (the orbital-hemisphere ratio). These results are similar to those the authors reported previously for another group of obsessive-compulsive patients and normal control subjects.

PMID:
3264118
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.145.12.1560
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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