Regional brain volumes in brief psychotic disorder.

Brief psychotic disorder (BPD) is a relatively rare representative of psychotic disorders. Structural brain abnormalities in BPD are not known. We compared 30 patients with BPD and 30 matched healthy controls using high-resolution structural T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We performed...

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Main Authors: Li Hua
Kéri Szabolcs
Format: Article
Published: 2020
Series:JOURNAL OF NEURAL TRANSMISSION 127 No. 3
doi:10.1007/s00702-020-02140-y

mtmt:31345077
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/18967
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Summary:Brief psychotic disorder (BPD) is a relatively rare representative of psychotic disorders. Structural brain abnormalities in BPD are not known. We compared 30 patients with BPD and 30 matched healthy controls using high-resolution structural T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We performed cortical/subcortical reconstruction and volumetric segmentation using FreeSurfer v6.0. Results revealed that the caudal/rostral middle frontal cortex, superior frontal cortex, and the frontal pole were significantly smaller in patients with BPD compared to controls. The number of lifetime psychotic episodes negatively correlated with caudal middle frontal and frontal pole volumes. These results indicate structural abnormalities of the frontal cortex in BPD, which are associated with the number of psychotic relapses.
Physical Description:371-378
ISSN:0300-9564