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Alterations in White Matter Microstructure and Connectivity in Young Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder.

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Summary of "Alterations in White Matter Microstructure and Connectivity in Young Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder."

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown differences in volume and structure in the brains of individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Most research has focused on neuropathological effects of alcohol that appear after years of chronic alcohol misuse. However, few studies have investigated white matter (WM) microstructure and diffusion MRI-based (DWI) connectivity during early stages of AUD. Therefore, the goal of this work was to investigate WM integrity and structural connectivity in emerging adulthood AUD subjects using both conventional DWI metrics and a novel connectomics approach.

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Name: Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
ISSN: 1530-0277
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