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(p. 281) Imaging and delusions 

(p. 281) Imaging and delusions
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(p. 281) Imaging and delusions
Author(s):

Matthew R. Broome

and Philip K. McGuire

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199206315.003.0014
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date: 01 December 2020

This chapter outlines the scope and limits of functional imaging, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), as a method tostudy psychopathology, and explores findings from imaging studies relevantto persecutory delusions. The chapter’s discussion is based around studies that addresssteps in the cognitive model, and finally, it offers suggestions as to how neuroimagingmay be employed to further research into the formation, maintenance, and treatment of abnormal beliefs.

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