1995 issue 4

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Volume 4, issue 4

Diagnostyka obrazowa i neuropsychologiczna

MRI and CT investigation of neuroanatomical changes in the CNS in patients with affective disorders

Iwona Koszewska1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, 341-352
Keywords: unipolar affective disease, bipolar affective disease, MRI, CT

Abstract

An overview is presented of neuroimaging (MRI and CT) studies carried out in the years 1980-1995, dealing with the description and characteristics of the CNS in patients with affective disorders. Research findings indicate that atrophic changes are more frequent in this group of patients than in healthy controls. An analysis of relations between morphological abnormalities and clinical outcomes indicates a more severe course of the affective illness in patients with organic changes in the CNS.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Iwona Koszewska,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa