Regional differences in white matter integrity in stimulant use disorders: A meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging studies.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1941 East Rd., Houston, TX, 77054, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Converging lines of evidence from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies reveal significant alterations in white matter (WM) microstructure in the prefrontal cortex of chronic stimulant users compared to controls, suggesting compromised axonal microstructure and/or myelin.

Keywords

Cocaine,Diffusion tensor imaging,Meta-analysis,Methamphetamine,Stimulant use disorder,White matter integrity,

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