last updated 23-05-2024

Psychiatric diseases

Psychiatric disorders

Psychiatric disorders encompass many different disorders and as such need to be systematically defined in order to avoid ambiguity. While standards for making a psychiatric diagnosis exist, the ideal methodology for determining the pathophysiology remains elusive.


Most recently, PET & SPECT scanning have helped to identify neuronal structures involved with many of the common psychiatric disorders.

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