a1 Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Inter-University Center for Behavioural Neurosciences (ICBN), University of Verona, Verona, Italy
a2 DISM, Inter-University Center for Behavioural Neurosciences (ICBN), University of Udine, Udine, Italy
a3 IRCCS “E. Medea” Scientific Institute, Udine, Italy
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a neuroimaging technique with a potential to elucidate white matter integrity. Recently, it has been used in the field of psychiatry to further understand the pathophysiology of major diseases, including bipolar disorder (BD). This review sought to focus on existing DTI findings on white matter organization in BD.
(Received December 17 2010)
(Revised December 28 2010)
(Accepted December 28 2010)
(Online publication April 04 2011)
c1 Address for correspondence: Dr M. Bellani, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
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