Researchers at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) have published a report that may help identify the causes and processes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the hospital said Tuesday. The research, jointly conducted by 26 teams in the Enhancing Neuroimaging and Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) consortium, used the brain imaging data of 3,079 brains from around the world to analyze the network of brain structure variation in people with OCD. Professors Kwon Jun-soo and Yun Je-yeon at SNUH led the research in Korea.
Regarding the research, the team focused on the individual brain development process as the brain, like other organs, changes over time, and compares the brain structural covariance networks between healthy people and OCD patients.
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