Why are psychiatric imaging methods clinically unreliable? Conclusions and practical guidelines for authors, editors and reviewers
1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Petersgraben 4, Basel, CH 4031, Switzerland
2 Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK
Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012, 8:46 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-8-46Published: 1 September 2012
No reliable anatomical or functional alterations have been confirmed in psychiatric neuroimaging; however it can become reliable with translational impact on clinical practice when considering crucial methodological issues. We provide guidelines to authors, editors and reviewers in the implementation/evaluation of neuroimaging studies to bend neuroimaging to be more than basic neuroscience.