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Abstract #1363

Alterations of cerebral white matter volume and metabolite concentration in patients with generalized anxiety disorder: A voxel-based morphometry and 1H-MRS

Chung-Man Moon 1 and Gwang-Woo Jeong 1,2

1 Radiology, Research Institute for Medical Imaging, Gwangju, Gwangju, Korea, 2 Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam Natioanl University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, pervasive and uncontrollable anxiety in daily life. Recent studies demonstrated that the symptoms of GAD are associated with neural dysfunction related with cognition and emotional regulation. However, it is unclear how the white matter (WM) volume and cerebral metabolites are associated with the typical symptoms of GAD without other comorbid psychiatric disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the abnormalities in WM volumes and cerebral metabolite concentrations in patients with GAD using the voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and localized 1H-MR spectroscopy (1H-MRS).

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