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Basal Ganglia activity in pathological gambling: a fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography study.

Authors
  • Pallanti, Stefano
  • Haznedar, M Mehmet
  • Hollander, Eric
  • Licalzi, Elizabeth M
  • Bernardi, Silvia
  • Newmark, Randall
  • Buchsbaum, Monte S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuropsychobiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
62
Issue
2
Pages
132–138
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000317286
PMID: 20588072
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Because of their extensive connectivity to the frontal cortex, striatal and thalamic functional alteration may contribute to faulty decision making processes in PG patients. By increasing the ventral rGMR of the caudate nucleus, lithium treatment may reduce cognitive dysfunction and symptoms in PG patients.

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