Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

Publication Details

  • Toward a neurobiology of psychotherapy: Basic science and clinical applications JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES Etkin, A., Phil, M., Pittenger, C., Polan, H. J., Kandel, E. R. 2005; 17 (2): 145-158


    Psychotherapy is used commonly to treat a variety of mental illnesses, yet surprisingly little is known about its biological mechanisms especially in comparison with pharmacotherapy. In this review we survey the current knowledge about changes in brain function following psychotherapeutic intervention that are detectable with current neuroimaging techniques. We also consider the possible role for neuroimaging in refining clinical diagnoses and predicting treatment outcome, which would benefit both clinical decision-making and the cognitive neuroscience of psychotherapy.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000229541000003

    View details for PubMedID 15939967

Stanford Medicine Resources:

Footer Links: