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Elucidation of neural networks associated with mood disorders by analyzing neuroimaging

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Yasumasa Okamoto

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University

The mission of Hiroshima University Research Team is, under the leadership of the Central Institutes and the Clinical Research Management team, to study neural networks associated with mood disorders by multilaterally collecting and analyzing imaging and clinical data of patients with mood disorders (major depression and bipolar disorder) and of healthy volunteers. We will obtain the neura1 network dysfunction data of other psychiatric disorders as well as share the study findings with the Clinical Research Management Team. Then we aim to identify difference between neural networks of mood disorders and other psychiatric disorders,and finally map them to neural networks in marmoset elucidated by the Central Institutes.