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There have been incredible strides in imaging technology over the past 40 years. Where scientists were once blind to the structure, chemistry and function of the living brain, they are now able to extract detailed information using structural, chemical and functional magnetic resonance imaging. From these methods, new understanding of the precursors and the bases of psychiatric disorders in the brain have emerged that one day may lead to more effective therapies for numerous disorders. Using these methods effectively is a challenge facing a team of psychiatrists from Wayne State’s divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Brain Research and Imaging Neuroscience. Drs. David Rosenberg, Jeffrey Stanley and Vaibhav Diwadkar have joined forces to try to understand the vulnerability for, and the bases of, psychiatric diseases such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and more in children and adolescents.