The Role of the Frontal Lobes in Child Psychiatric Disorders

  • A. Rothenberger
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A large number of clinical and experimental studies primarily devoted to the investigation of the frontal cortex and its functional properties have been conducted over the last decade. This surge of interest has not been restricted to animal experiments and brain damage studies carried out in departments of neurology and neurosurgery; efforts have also been invested in adult psychiatry, a research field which has become increasingly concerned with the functional role of the frontal lobes in various psychopathological phenomena (Weinberger 1988; Malloy 1987).


Frontal Cortex Anorexia Nervosa Frontal Lobe Positron Emission Tomographic Electrical Brain Activity 
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