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Functional positron emission tomography in psychiatry 

Functional positron emission tomography in psychiatry
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Functional positron emission tomography in psychiatry
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P. M. Grasby

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0023
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date: 17 August 2018

So far, the PET and SPET radiotracer techniques have been immediately valuable in assessing the receptor occupancy effects of antipsychotic drugs and of mapping the neural correlates of dysfunctional cognitive processes and psychiatric symptoms. Although the applications described have not yielded a diagnostic test, the techniques are undoubtedly providing unique informa-tion about the pathophysiology of psychiatric illnesses. Such information is likely to be key for the development of truly novel treatments.

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