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Table 4 Correlations of MRS measures with demographic and clinical variables within the patient group (N = 23)

From: Investigation of anterior cingulate cortex gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate-glutamine levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder using magnetic resonance spectroscopy

MRS metabolites Age Age of Onset Y-BOCS HAMA HAMD-17
GABA+ r(p) −0.264 (0.224) 0.307 (0.154) −0.307 (0.154) −0.033 (0.881) 0.001 (0.995)
Glx r(p) −0.144 (0.512) 0.309 (0.151) 0.007 (0.976) 0.01 (0.964) 0.071 (0.746)
GABA+/Glx Ratio r(p) −0.122 (0.578) −0.055 (0.805) − 0.267 (0.218) −0.071 (0.749) − 0.145 (0.509)
  1. GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid, Glx glutamate-glutamine, HAMA Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale,
  2. HAMD-17 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder