Clinical application of brain imaging for the diagnosis of mood disorders: the current state of play

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Clinical application of brain imaging for the diagnosis of mood disorders: the current state of play

Citable link to this page

 

 
Title: Clinical application of brain imaging for the diagnosis of mood disorders: the current state of play
Author: Savitz, J B; Rauch, Scott Laurence; Drevets, W C

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Savitz, J B, S L Rauch, and W C Drevets. 2013. Clinical application of brain imaging for the diagnosis of mood disorders: the current state of play. Molecular Psychiatry 18(5): 528-539.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: In response to queries about whether brain imaging technology has reached the point where it is useful for making a clinical diagnosis and for helping to guide treatment selection, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has recently written a position paper on the Clinical Application of Brain Imaging in Psychiatry. The following perspective piece is based on our contribution to this APA position paper, which specifically emphasized the application of neuroimaging in mood disorders. We present an introductory overview of the challenges faced by researchers in developing valid and reliable biomarkers for psychiatric disorders, followed by a synopsis of the extant neuroimaging findings in mood disorders, and an evidence-based review of the current research on brain imaging biomarkers in adult mood disorders. Although there are a number of promising results, by the standards proposed below, we argue that there are currently no brain imaging biomarkers that are clinically useful for establishing diagnosis or predicting treatment outcome in mood disorders.
Published Version: doi:10.1038/mp.2013.25
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633788/pdf/
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Other Posted Material, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#LAA
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11266831
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

 
 

Search DASH


Advanced Search
 
 

Submitters