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Behav Brain Funct. 2012; 8: 46.
Published online 2012 September 1. doi:  10.1186/1744-9081-8-46
PMCID: PMC3478220

Why are psychiatric imaging methods clinically unreliable? Conclusions and practical guidelines for authors, editors and reviewers


No reliable anatomical or functional alterations have been confirmed in psychiatric neuroimaging; however it can become reliable with translational impact on clinical practice when considering crucial methodological issues. We provide guidelines to authors, editors and reviewers in the implementation/evaluation of neuroimaging studies to bend neuroimaging to be more than basic neuroscience.

Keywords: Guidelines, Neuroimaging, Magnetic resonance imaging, Region-of-interest, Voxel-based morphometry, Meta-analyses

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