A magnetic resonance imaging study of hippocampal, amygdala and subgenual prefrontal cortex volumes in major depression subtypes: melancholic versus psychotic depression.

@article{Vassilopoulou2013AMR,
  title={A magnetic resonance imaging study of hippocampal, amygdala and subgenual prefrontal cortex volumes in major depression subtypes: melancholic versus psychotic depression.},
  author={Konstantina Vassilopoulou and Matilda Papathanasiou and Ioannis Michopoulos and Fotini Boufidou and Panagiotis Oulis and Nikolaos Kelekis and Emmanouil Rizos and Chrysoula C. Nikolaou and Christos Pantelis and Dennis Velakoulis and Lefteris Lykouras},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={197-204}
}
BACKGROUND Volumetric studies examining brain structure in depression subtypes are limited and inconclusive. The aim of the current study was to compare the volumes of brain regions previously implicated in depression among patients with melancholic major depressive disorder (MDD), patients with psychotic MDD and normal controls. METHODS Twenty two patients with melancholic MDD, 17 with psychotic MDD and 18 normal controls were included in the study. Hippocampal (HV), amygdala (AV), anterior… CONTINUE READING