The purpose of our study was to examine the neuroanatomical correlates of late-onset minor and major depression and to compare them with similar measures obtained from nondepressed controls. Our study groups were comprised of 18 patients with late-onset minor depression, 35 patients diagnosed with late-onset major depression, and 30 nondepressed controls.… (More)
The purpose of the study was to examine global and regional volumetric asymmetries in patients with late-onset mood disorders and non-depressed control subjects. Our sample comprised 34 patients with late-onset major depression, 18 patients diagnosed with late-onset minor depression and 30 control subjects. All subjects were scanned using a 1.5 Tesla GE… (More)
The objective of our study was to elucidate distinct paths to depression in a model that incorporates age, measures of medical comorbidity, neuroanatomical compromise, and cognitive status in a sample of patients with late-life major depressive disorder (MDD) and nondepressed controls. Our study was cross-sectional in nature and utilized magnetic resonance… (More)
The authors examined the individual and relative roles of atrophy, comorbid medical illness, and cerebrovascular risk factors in the pathogenesis of late-life major depressive disorder (MDD). They used magnetic resonance imaging techniques to study 28 subjects with late-life MDD, 29 healthy control subjects, and 34 subjects with probable dementia of the… (More)
Cognitive and brain reserve are well studied in the context of age-associated cognitive impairment and dementia. However, there is a paucity of research that examines the role of cognitive or brain reserve in delirium. Indicators (or proxy measures) of cognitive or brain reserve (such as brain size, education, and activities) pose challenges in the context… (More)
In 2001, a seminal Institute of Medicine report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, put forth a comprehensive strategy for improving the quality of U.S. health care. This strategy attained considerable traction within the overall U.S. health care system and subsequent attention in the mental health community as well. A new… (More)
The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship between volumetric neuroanatomic measures and age of onset of illness in subjects with late-life major depression. Our sample was composed of 51 elderly subjects with Major Depressive Disorder who were scanned using a 1.5-tesla GE magnetic resonance imaging scanner with head coil. Absolute total and… (More)
The authors examined the relationship between Alzheimer's disease, without cerebrovascular risk factors, and high-intensity signals on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a 1.5-tesla scanner. There were no significant differences in MRI high-intensity signals between subjects with Alzheimer's disease (N = 16) and healthy control subjects (N = 23).