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Translational Neuroimaging of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders


Publishing date
21 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Oct 2013

Lead Editor

1Huaxi MR Research Center (HMRRC), Department of Radiology, Psychiatry and Neurology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China

2State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

3Unit of Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Z 7K4

4Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9086, USA


Translational Neuroimaging of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Description

Mood and anxiety disorders include all types of depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders and are among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. There is no effective diagnosis and treatment mainly due to our poor understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and particularly the lack of objective biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis. Advanced imaging techniques allow the noninvasive investigation of brain in vivo. In conjunction with the innovative image analysis, imaging has shown great promise not only in giving us better understanding but also in assisting in diagnosis, predicting treatment response, and monitoring therapeutic effects on the mood and anxiety disorders.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to investigate the mood and anxiety disorders using the advanced imaging techniques. We are particularly interested in articles introducing the novel imaging techniques and image analysis methods for characterizing the mood and anxiety disorders in patients and also in animal models, understanding the underlying mechanism, and measuring outcomes from the therapeutic intervention. Investigations using the imaging techniques which are of clinically translational value are particularly welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in imaging and image analysis
  • Morphological/functional correlates in the disorders
  • Microstructure using diffusion tensor imaging
  • Brain function with task fMRI/resting-state fMRI
  • Structural/functional connectivity with MR imaging
  • Illness classification/prediction of treatment response
  • Probing brain metabolism with MR spectroscopy/PET/SPECT
  • Characterizing the disorders with multimodal imaging

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/neuroscience/tnmd/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 240769
  • - Editorial

Translational Neuroimaging of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Su Lui | Qiyong Gong | ... | John A. Sweeney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 390865
  • - Research Article

Dissociable Self Effects for Emotion Regulation: A Study of Chinese Major Depressive Outpatients

Xiaoxia Wang | Zhengzhi Feng | ... | Jing Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 542526
  • - Clinical Study

Does rTMS Alter Neurocognitive Functioning in Patients with Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia? An fNIRS-Based Investigation of Prefrontal Activation during a Cognitive Task and Its Modulation via Sham-Controlled rTMS

Saskia Deppermann | Nadja Vennewald | ... | Andreas J. Fallgatter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 906104
  • - Research Article

Abnormal Early Gamma Responses to Emotional Faces Differentiate Unipolar from Bipolar Disorder Patients

T. Y. Liu | Y. S. Chen | ... | L. F. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 196353
  • - Research Article

Fear Processing in Dental Phobia during Crossmodal Symptom Provocation: An fMRI Study

Kevin Hilbert | Ricarda Evens | ... | Ulrike Lueken
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 410472
  • - Research Article

A Preliminary Study of the Influence of Age of Onset and Childhood Trauma on Cortical Thickness in Major Depressive Disorder

Natalia Jaworska | Frank P. MacMaster | ... | Rajamannar Ramasubbu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 691505
  • - Research Article

Reduced Amygdala Volume Is Associated with Deficits in Inhibitory Control: A Voxel- and Surface-Based Morphometric Analysis of Comorbid PTSD/Mild TBI

B. E. Depue | J. H. Olson-Madden | ... | M. T. Banich
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 860658
  • - Research Article

Diffusion Tensor Imaging Studies on Chinese Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder

Changjian Qiu | Chunyan Zhu | ... | Qiyong Gong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 374828
  • - Research Article

Surface-Based Regional Homogeneity in First-Episode, Drug-Naïve Major Depression: A Resting-State fMRI Study

Hui-Jie Li | Xiao-Hua Cao | ... | Ke-Rang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 706157
  • - Research Article

Neuroanatomical Classification in a Population-Based Sample of Psychotic Major Depression and Bipolar I Disorder with 1 Year of Diagnostic Stability

Mauricio H. Serpa | Yangming Ou | ... | Marcus V. Zanetti
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