Evaluation of brain perfusion with technetium-99m bicisate single-photon emission tomography in patients with depressive disorder before and after drug treatment

@article{Kocmur1998EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of brain perfusion with technetium-99m bicisate single-photon emission tomography in patients with depressive disorder before and after drug treatment},
  author={Margareta Kocmur and Metka Milcinski and Nata{\vs}a V. Budihna},
  journal={European Journal of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={25},
  pages={1412-1414}
}
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses. Its influence on brain perfusion has been demonstrated, but conflicting data exist on follow-up after drug treatment. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of antidepressant drugs on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients with depression after 3 weeks and 6 months of drug therapy. Clinical criteria for depression without psychosis were met according to psychiatric evaluation. Severity of depression was evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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