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Psychiatric disorders and the cerebellar structure and functions — an overview of the latest research

Adrian Andrzej Chrobak, Katarzyna Siuda, Anna Tereszko, Marcin Siwek, Dominika Dudek
Psychiatria 2014;11(1):15-22.

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Abstract

The article provides an overview of the latest studies concerning the role of the cerebellum in certain psychiatric diseases. We analyzed in detail the following disorders: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and anxiety disorders with a main focus on PTSD. Thanks to its numerous connections with cortical and subcortical structures, the cerebellum participates in psychiatric disorders in various ways, both in the terms of structure: changes in cerebellar structures were noted in all analyzed diseases; and function: numerous neuroimaging data indicates a abnormal activation patterns in analyzed disorders. Still the results of the studies are hardly conclusive and the clear description of the relationship between the cerebellum and psychiatric disorders is at this moment impossible. More research is needed to provide unequivocal conclusions concerning this subject.

Abstract

The article provides an overview of the latest studies concerning the role of the cerebellum in certain psychiatric diseases. We analyzed in detail the following disorders: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and anxiety disorders with a main focus on PTSD. Thanks to its numerous connections with cortical and subcortical structures, the cerebellum participates in psychiatric disorders in various ways, both in the terms of structure: changes in cerebellar structures were noted in all analyzed diseases; and function: numerous neuroimaging data indicates a abnormal activation patterns in analyzed disorders. Still the results of the studies are hardly conclusive and the clear description of the relationship between the cerebellum and psychiatric disorders is at this moment impossible. More research is needed to provide unequivocal conclusions concerning this subject.

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Keywords

cerebellum, psychiatry, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, autism

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Title

Psychiatric disorders and the cerebellar structure and functions — an overview of the latest research

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

15-22

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2014;11(1):15-22.

Keywords

cerebellum
psychiatry
schizophrenia
bipolar disorder
depression
PTSD
anxiety disorders
autism

Authors

Adrian Andrzej Chrobak
Katarzyna Siuda
Anna Tereszko
Marcin Siwek
Dominika Dudek

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