Psychomotor retardation correlates with frontal hypoperfusion and the Modified Stroop Test in patients under 60-years-old with major depression.

@article{Narita2004PsychomotorRC,
  title={Psychomotor retardation correlates with frontal hypoperfusion and the Modified Stroop Test in patients under 60-years-old with major depression.},
  author={Hiroyuki Narita and T Odawara and Eizo Iseki and Kenji Kosaka and Y Hirayasu},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={389-95}
}
Frontal hypoperfusion and frontal dysfunction have been reported in patients with major depression. It was also found that frontal hypoperfusion correlated with frontal dysfunction evaluated by neuropsychological tests in depressive patients aged 60 or over. These findings suggested that depression may cause frontal dysfunction and frontal hypoperfusion, and that these pathophysiological changes are manifested as psychomotor retardation. We performed single photon emission computed tomography… CONTINUE READING