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February 1989

Focal Striatal Abnormalities in a Patient With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Psychiatry (Drs Weilburg and Jenike) and Neurology (Drs Buonanno and Stakes), Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Behavioral Neurology, Beth Israel Hospital (Drs Mesulam and Weintraub), Boston.

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(2):233-235. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520380139028

• A young man with obsessive-compulsive disorder is described who was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have unilateral left-sided abnormalities in the head of the caudate nucleus and putamen, and a discussion of the possible role of the striatum in obsessive-compulsive disorder is presented.

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