Orbitofrontal Sulcogyral Pattern as a Transdiagnostic Trait Marker of Early Neurodevelopment in the Social Brain.
Clin EEG Neurosci. 2020 Feb 06;:1550059420904180
Authors: Nakamura M, Nestor PG, Shenton ME
Objective. To systematically assess previous findings on the orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern in psychiatric disorders and to address the utility of this pattern as a transdiagnostic trait marker of early neurodevelopment in the social brain. Methods. An online literature search was conducted using the PubMed database from inception to August 2019. Studies included in this review were based on the Chiavaras’s original classification method of this H-shaped sulcus (type I, II, and III), intermediate orbital sulcus (IOS), and posterior orbital sulcus (POS). Results. Twenty-six studies were included in the review. Sixteen studies (62%) focused on schizophrenia spectrum (Sz) disorders, and the remaining studies focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), history of extremely preterm and extremely low birth weight, bipolar disorder (BD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cannabis users, and pathological gambling. In Sz, compared with healthy controls, the orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern was decreased in type I, increased in type II and III, and there were fewer numbers of IOS and POS reported, although specificity in sex and hemispheric dominance was not consistent. BD and neurodevelopmental disorders in ASD and ADHD showed a similar pattern of alteration to that observed in the Sz. Conclusions. The present review of the orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern indicated that type I expression might reflect a neurodevelopmental protective marker, and type II and III expressions, as well as fewer numbers of IOS and POS, might reflect neurodevelopmental risk markers. These trait markers may be transdiagnostic among socially disabling diseases.
PMID: 32028799 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
Source: ncbi 2