Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly

K. Ranga R Krishnan, William M. McDonald, P. Murali Doraiswamy, Larry A. Tupler, Mustafa Husain, Orest Boyko, Gary S. Figiel, Everett H. Ellinwood

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Abstract

The etiology of depression in the elderly is poorly understood. In this study, magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate the role of subcortical structures in the pathophysiology of depression in the elderly. Elderly depressed patients were found to have smaller caudate nuclei, smaller putaminal complexes and in increased frequency of subcortical hyperintensities compared with normal, healthy controls. These findings were more pronounced in patients with lateonset depression. Based on these findings, the authors discuss the role of the basal ganglia in the pathophysiology of depression in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume243
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Basal ganglia
  • Depression
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Subcortical hyperintensities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Krishnan, K. R. R., McDonald, W. M., Doraiswamy, P. M., Tupler, L. A., Husain, M., Boyko, O., ... Ellinwood, E. H. (1993). Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 243(1), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02191522

Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly. / Krishnan, K. Ranga R; McDonald, William M.; Doraiswamy, P. Murali; Tupler, Larry A.; Husain, Mustafa; Boyko, Orest; Figiel, Gary S.; Ellinwood, Everett H.

In: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 243, No. 1, 07.1993, p. 41-46.

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Krishnan, KRR, McDonald, WM, Doraiswamy, PM, Tupler, LA, Husain, M, Boyko, O, Figiel, GS & Ellinwood, EH 1993, 'Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly', European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 243, no. 1, pp. 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02191522
Krishnan KRR, McDonald WM, Doraiswamy PM, Tupler LA, Husain M, Boyko O et al. Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 1993 Jul;243(1):41-46. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02191522
Krishnan, K. Ranga R ; McDonald, William M. ; Doraiswamy, P. Murali ; Tupler, Larry A. ; Husain, Mustafa ; Boyko, Orest ; Figiel, Gary S. ; Ellinwood, Everett H. / Neuroanatomical substrates of depression in the elderly. In: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 1993 ; Vol. 243, No. 1. pp. 41-46.
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