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MRI in Psychiatry

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  • The first comprehensive textbook on MRI in psychiatry
  • Covers all relevant methodological approaches such as fMRI, DTI and MR spectroscopy
  • Provides an overview of brain systems that are relevant for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as the reward system and cognition
  • Presents in detail the MRI findings in all major psychiatric diseases

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About this book

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.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Methods

  2. Systems

  3. Disorders


From the book reviews:

“The intended audience is ‘PhD students in psychology or neuroscience, and the medical student, and also residents in psychiatry or clinical psychiatrists.’ … This is a very scholarly book with each chapter concluding with pertinent and timely citations of the scientific literature. This is a first-rate introductory book on the use of MRI for studying psychopathology. I highly recommend it to psychiatry residents and psychiatrists in practice who are interested in learning about this important tool.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Psychiatry Neuroimaging Branch, UKE, Department of Psychiatry, Hamburg, Germany

    Christoph Mulert

  • Department of Psychiatry and Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Martha E. Shenton

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: MRI in Psychiatry

  • Editors: Christoph Mulert, Martha E. Shenton

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-54541-2Published: 18 July 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50704-9Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-54542-9Published: 27 June 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 431

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Neurosciences

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