Using resting-state functional MRI, we revealed a dysfunction pattern in the white matter of people with four major psychiatric disorders. This pattern is distinct from structural changes and has specific molecular and genetic bases.
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This is a summary of: Ji, G.-J. et al. White matter dysfunction in psychiatric disorders is associated with neurotransmitter and genetic profiles. Nat. Ment. Health https://doi.org/10.1038/s44220-023-00111-2 (2023).
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Imaging white matter dysfunction in major psychiatric disorders. Nat. Mental Health 1, 613–614 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44220-023-00121-0