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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Seifert, Christian L, CL; Magon, Stefano, S; Sprenger, Till, T; Lang, Undine E, UE; Huber, Christian G, CG; Denier, Niklaus, N; Vogel, Marc, M; Schmidt, André, A; Radue, Ernst-Wilhelm, EW; Borgwardt, Stefan, S; Walter, Marc, M 
Title:
Reduced volume of the nucleus accumbens in heroin addiction. 
Abstract:
The neural mechanisms of heroin addiction are still incompletely understood, even though modern neuroimaging techniques offer insights into disease-related changes in vivo. While changes on cortical structure have been reported in heroin addiction, evidence from subcortical areas remains underrepresented. Functional imaging studies revealed that the brain reward system and particularly the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) play a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of drug addiction. The aim of this stud...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 
Year:
2014 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0940-1334 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik