جدا شدن عاطفی در اختلالات فکری و روانی: مشارکت پشتی ارتباطات حالت پیش فرض
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|34387||2015||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4620 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Cortex, Volume 62, January 2015, Pages 11–19
Criminal psychopathy is defined by emotional detachment [Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R) factor 1], and antisocial behaviour (PCL-R factor 2). Previous work has associated antisocial behaviour in psychopathy with abnormalities in a ventral temporo-amygdala-orbitofrontal network. However, little is known of the neural correlates of emotional detachment. Imaging studies have indicated that the ‘default-mode network’ (DMN), and in particular its dorsomedial (medial prefrontal – posterior cingulate) component, contributes to affective and social processing in healthy individuals. Furthermore, recent work suggests that this network may be implicated in psychopathy. However, no research has examined the relationship between psychopathy, emotional detachment, and the white matter underpinning the DMN. We therefore used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography in 13 offenders with psychopathy and 13 non-offenders to investigate the relationship between emotional detachment and the microstructure of white matter connections within the DMN. These included the dorsal cingulum (containing the medial prefrontal – posterior cingulate connections of the DMN), and the ventral cingulum (containing the posterior cingulate – medial temporal connections of the DMN). We found that fractional anisotropy (FA) was reduced in the left dorsal cingulum in the psychopathy group (p = .024). Moreover, within this group, emotional detachment was negatively correlated with FA in this tract portion bilaterally (left: r = −.61, p = .026; right: r = −.62, p = .023). These results suggest the importance of the dorsal DMN in the emotional detachment observed in individuals with psychopathy. We propose a ‘dual-network’ model of white matter abnormalities in the disorder, which incorporates these with previous findings.
Criminal psychopathy is characterised by antisocial behaviour and a constellation of affective and interpersonal traits including callousness, shallow affect, and manipulativeness (R. D. Hare, 1991). These behavioural characteristics have a significant negative impact on society. For instance, individuals with psychopathy constitute approximately 15–20% of the prison population, and commit a disproportionate number of violent and recidivistic offences (Hart and Hare, 1997 and Hemphill et al., 1998) that cost the USA over $460 billion a year (Kiehl & Hoffman, 2011). It has been proposed that psychopathy is a disorder of the ‘paralimbic’ system (Kiehl, 2006), including structures such as the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex (Blair, 2008). Investigation into the neural basis of psychopathy has been facilitated by the development of in vivo brain imaging and reliable, well-validated, instruments that permit quantification of specific traits and behavioural tendencies. Factor analysis of these traits, using the Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R), suggests that they can be divided into dimensions of ‘emotional detachment’ (factor 1) and ‘antisocial behaviour’ (factor 2) ( Hare, 1991, Hare, 2003, Hare et al., 1990, Harpur et al., 1988 and Harpur et al., 1989). Factor 2 antisocial scores have been reported to be negatively correlated with the microstructure of the right uncinate fasciculus ( Craig et al., 2009), a ventral limbic tract connecting the anterior temporal cortex and amygdala with orbitofrontal regions ( Catani & Thiebault De Schotten, 2012). The relationship between psychopathy/antisocial behaviour and the uncinate has since been confirmed ( Motzkin et al., 2011 and Sundram et al., 2012). Moreover, the association between specific regions within this network and psychopathy and antisocial behaviour is supported by an increasing number of neuropsychological ( Blair et al., 2001, Budhani and Blair, 2005, Budhani et al., 2006 and Levenston et al., 2000), lesion ( Barrash et al., 2000, Blair and Cipolotti, 2000, Damasio et al., 1994, Harlow, 1993, Harlow, 1999, Kluver and Bucy, 1997 and Saver and Damasio, 1991), stimulation ( King, 1961) and in vivo brain imaging studies ( Boccardi et al., 2011, Kiehl et al., 2001, Raine et al., 1997, Raine et al., 2000 and Veit et al., 2002). These prior studies have been important first steps in understanding psychopathy. However, antisocial behaviour is not specific to psychopathic individuals (Harpur et al., 1989 and Skeem and Cooke, 2010), and it is emotional detachment (factor 1) that differentiates psychopathic personality from the broader diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Moreover, emotional detachment in adults with psychopathy is presumed to reflect a heritable developmental trajectory from callous-unemotional traits in childhood (Barry et al., 2000, Forsman et al., 2008, Frick et al., 2003, Frick and Viding, 2009, Viding et al., 2005 and Wootton et al., 1997). Investigating the neural correlates of factor 1 traits is therefore likely to be of central importance to understanding the neurodevelopment of psychopathic personality. Mounting evidence suggests that the ‘default-mode’ network (DMN) is linked to psychopathy, and may be related to emotional detachment in the disorder. The DMN is a subdivision of the limbic system that has largely been associated with introspective and self-referent processing (Gusnard et al., 2001, Johnson et al., 2006 and Kelley et al., 2002). This network consists of a set of regions that are active and functionally intercorrelated under resting-state conditions (Raichle et al., 2001). These include the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), the medial temporal lobe (MTL), and the angular gyrus (Fox et al., 2005, Fransson, 2005, Raichle et al., 2001 and Shulman et al., 1997). These regions are of specific interest due to their overlap with areas involved in affective processing (Kiehl et al., 2001 and Maddock et al., 2003). This network has also been strongly implicated in social processing (Buckner et al., 2008 and Vollm et al., 2006) and moral judgement (Greene et al., 2001 and Harrison et al., 2008). The DMN is therefore well placed to play an important role in the profound emotional detachment in psychopathy. The relevance of the DMN to psychopathy is further supported by recent functional MRI studies that have reported abnormal activation and connectivity within this network among men with psychopathy (Glenn et al., 2009, Motzkin et al., 2011 and Pujol et al., 2011). Similarly, structural imaging studies of both adults with psychopathy (Boccardi et al., 2011, Ermer et al., 2012, Gregory et al., 2012, de Oliveira-Souza et al., 2008 and Yang et al., 2009) and boys with conduct disorder and callous-unemotional traits (De Brito et al., 2009 and Rijsdijsk et al., 2010) have reported abnormal grey matter volume in DMN regions. Importantly, a preliminary study has reported that the degree of functional connectivity within a network containing DMN regions was related to emotional detachment in individuals with psychopathy (Juarez, Kiehl, & Calhoun, 2012). These studies collectively point towards the importance of the DMN in psychopathy, and perhaps emotional detachment in particular. However, it is unknown whether (i) previously observed functional differences in psychopathy are associated with abnormalities in the white matter anatomy of this network; (ii) whether any such differences in this network are related specifically to emotional detachment. Direct white matter connections between the medial DMN regions (Greicius, Supekar, Menon, & Dougherty, 2009) lie within the cingulum, a long association tract which can be subdivided into functionally and anatomically distinct portions. For the purposes of this study, we identify two distinguishable portions: (i) the dorsal cingulum, connecting the PCC to the mPFC, which is related to social and emotional aspects of cognition; and (ii) the ventral cingulum, connecting PCC to the MTL, which is involved in memory and spatial orientation (Catani & Thiebault De Schotten, 2012). In the current study we used DTI tractography to analyse the dorsal and ventral cingulum in offenders with psychopathy and age- and IQ-matched non-offenders. Based on prior work, we hypothesised that surrogate indices of microstructure in these tract portions, and the dorsal segment in particular, would be reduced in the psychopathy group and that this would be correlated with factor 1 scores.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The current study, combined with previous work, suggests that it may be possible to fractionate the behavioural phenotype of psychopathy [that is, emotional detachment (PCL-R factor 1) and antisocial behaviour (factor 2)] on the network level. Whilst differences in a ventral ‘temporo-amygdala-orbitofrontal’ network are related to antisocial behaviour in psychopathy, we report that emotional detachment is related to abnormalities in a dorsal ‘default-mode’ network. Further work is required to determine the cause of these differences, and if they predict outcome. Due to the apparent heritability and early-emergence of affective and interpersonal traits, the DMN may represent a more specific target for future studies aimed at understanding the neurodevelopmental trajectory of psychopathy and potential treatments.