Amygdala volume analysis in female twins with major depression.

  title={Amygdala volume analysis in female twins with major depression.},
  author={Melissa A Munn and J. Alexopoulos and T. Nishino and Casey M Babb and Lisa A Flake and Tisha Singer and J. T. Ratnanather and Hongyan Huang and R. D. Todd and Michael I. Miller and Kelly N. Botteron},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={62 5},
BACKGROUND Previous research examining the amygdala volumes in major depressive disorder (MDD) has found conflicting evidence for association. Furthermore, few of these studies have examined differences in individuals with an onset during childhood or adolescence. This study examined amygdala volume and its potential association with early onset major depression. METHODS A community-based sample of 47 right-handed young adult female monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs was examined. For 29… CONTINUE READING