Regional brain activity in women grieving a romantic relationship breakup


Najib A., Lorberbaum J., KÖSE A. , Bohning D., George M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.161, sa.12, ss.2245-2256, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 161 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1176/appi.ajp.161.12.2245
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2245-2256

Özet

Objective: Separation from loved ones commonly leads to grief reactions. In some individuals, grief can evolve into a major depressive episode. The brain regions involved in grief have not been specifically studied. The authors studied brain activity in women actively grieving a recent romantic relationship breakup. It was hypothesized that while remembering their ex-partner, subjects would have altered brain activity in regions identified in sadness imaging studies: the cerebellum, anterior temporal cortex, insula, anterior cingulate, and prefrontal cortex.