Changes of brain anatomy in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: A pilot magnetic resonance imaging study

Michael S. Myslobodsky, Joseph Glicksohn, Jaffa Singer, Max Stern, Jacob Bar-Ziv, Nehemia Friedland, Avi Bleich

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Abstract

No abnormalities in magnetic resonance images were recorded in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder other than an increased incidence (50%) of a small cleft in the callosal-septal interface, a cavum of the septum pellucidum. A similar grade of cavum was obtained in 14% of normal volunteers matched for age, socioeconomic background, and military experience. The cavum is believed to have antedated the disorder and is conceived to be a neurodevelopmental aberration. The possibility that the cavum is a marker of vulnerability to stress in psychopathology is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Oct 1995

Keywords

  • Cavum septi pellucidi
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Stress

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