This is the first comprehensive textbook on the use of MRI in psychiatry covering imaging techniques, brain systems and a review of findings in different psychiatric disorders. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which covers in detail all the major MRI-based methodological approaches available today, including fMRI, EEG-fMRI, DTI and MR spectroscopy. In addition, the role of MRI in imaging genetics and combined brain stimulation and imaging is carefully explained. The second section provides an overview of the different brain systems that are relevant for psychiatric disorders, including the systems for perception, emotion, cognition and reward. The final part of the book presents the MRI findings that are obtained in all the major psychiatric disorders using the previously discussed techniques. Numerous carefully chosen images support the informative text, making this an ideal reference work for all practitioners and trainees with an interest in this flourishing field.
Professor Christoph Mulert is a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy and Head of Neuroimaging Research at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. He was previously Head of the Functional Imaging Department at the Psychiatric University Clinic, Munich and Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He has been the recipient of various awards from important medical societies, including the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP), the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) and the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN). Prof. Mulert is the author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as many book chapters and serves as editor for several scientific journals in the field of psychiatry, neuroscience and neuroimaging. Dr. Martha Shenton is Professor and Director of the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is also a Health Scientist at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She has more than 25 years experience in applying neuroimaging techniques understand the role of brain abnormalities in clinical populations.
Methods: MR signal generation.- fMRI.- EEG-fMRI.- DTI.- MR Spectroscopy.- Imaging Genetics.-Brain Stimulation and Imaging.- Systems: Perception.- Emotion.- Cognition.-Reward.- Disorders: Schizophrenia.- Dementia.- Anxiety disorders.- Depression.- Bipolar disorder.- Personality disorders.- Drug addiction.