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The Neuroimaging of Mood and Mood Disorders Program at MGH is focused on using neuroimaging modalities to study emotion and mood in healthy volunteers as well as studying cognition and emotion in subjets with mood disorders. We currently utilize functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), morphometric magnetic resonance imaging (mMRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) to study healthy volunteers and subjects with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Studies are designed to study subjects using cognitive activation paradigms, affective induction paradigms, or a combination of the two while acquiring neuroimaging data. These studies allow us to further our understanding of normal emotional processing as well as abnormalities in affective and/or cognitive processing in subjects with mood disorders.


Depression Clinical and Research Program
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program
Psychiatric Neurosurgery Committee


Darin D. Dougherty, MD
Laboratory Director
Massachusetts General Hospital
Building 149, 13th Street, Room 2612
Charlestown, MA 02129
Tel:617/724-6143, Fax:617/726-4078
Publications by Dr. Dougherty

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Laboratory for Neuroimaging of Mood and Mood Disorders