Major depression after left posterior globus pallidus lesions.

  title={Major depression after left posterior globus pallidus lesions.},
  author={Edward C. Lauterbach and James G. L. Jackson and Adam N Wilson and G E Alan Dever and Amir Kirsh},
  journal={Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology},
  volume={10 1},
We studied subjects with focal subcortical lesions (SCLs) and investigated the frequency of pallidal lesions in secondary major depression (secondary MD) presenting after but not before lesion onset. Forty-five subjects were selected for focal subcortical lesions (SCLs) from 10,000 hospital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) films. SCLs were ascertained by neuroradiologic criteria. Major depression was ascertained by DSM-III, -III-R, and -IV criteria. We compared subjects with secondary MD to SCL… CONTINUE READING