Can response to partial sleep deprivation in depressed patients be predicted by regional changes of cerebral blood flow?

@article{Volk1997CanRT,
  title={Can response to partial sleep deprivation in depressed patients be predicted by regional changes of cerebral blood flow?},
  author={Sigrid Volk and S H Kaendler and Andreas Hertel and Frank Dieter Maul and R Manoocheri and Raimund Weber and Klaus Georgi and Burkhard Pflug and Gustav Hoer},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1997},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={67-74}
}
The possible predictive value of regional cerebral perfusion patterns with respect to the response to partial sleep deprivation (PSD) was evaluated in 15 major depressive patients (mean age = 54.9 years, mean Hamilton depression score = 21.6). Patients were studied with single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99 m-D,L-hexamethyl-propylene amine oxime. Scans were performed on the morning before and after (at 08.00 h) PSD. Responders to PSD had significantly higher perfusion in… CONTINUE READING