Du et al investigate cerebral bioenergetics in schizophrenia via measurement of creatine kinase activity using in vivo 31P magnetization transfer spectroscopy in a cross-sectional case-control study of 26 cases and 26 controls. The primary outcome measure was the forward rate constant of the creatine kinase enzyme in the frontal lobe.
Shergill and coauthors assess attenuation of sensory processing by self-action in individuals with schizophrenia and its relation to current symptom severity.
Freeman et al identify within-woman changes in depressive symptoms during a 14-year period around menopause, determine associations of a history of depression with the pattern of depressive symptoms, and evaluate the rate of change in reproductive hormones as predictors of depressive symptoms after menopause.
Using the age at onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, Kubzansky et al investigate whether women who develop PTSD are more likely than trauma-exposed women without PTSD or those with no trauma or PTSD symptoms to gain weight.
To examine the neural correlates of recall of life events judged to be of causal significance in conversion disorder (CD), Aybek et al performed an fMRI study of 12 patients with motor CD and 13 healthy control subjects. Stressful life events were assessed using the Life Events and Difficulties Schedule and rated for their likelihood to cause CD.
Moeller and coauthors investigate the neural correlates of impaired insight in addiction using a combined functional magnetic resonance imaging and voxel-based morphometry approach.
Bebko et al identify neuroimaging measures that are associated with behavioral and emotional dysregulation pathologic dimensions in a multisite cohort of youth. Leibenluft provides an invited commentary
Olfson and coauthors assess national trends and patterns in the mental health care of children, adolescents, and adults in office-based medical practice. See the editorial by Joshi.