Striatal dopamine transporter density in major depression

@article{LaasonenBalk1999StriatalDT,
  title={Striatal dopamine transporter density in major depression},
  author={Teijamari Laasonen-Balk and Jyrki T. Kuikka and Heimo Viinam{\"a}ki and Minna Husso-Saastamoinen and J. Lehtonen and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={144},
  pages={282-285}
}
Rationale: There are no previous data available regarding [123I]β-CIT binding to the dopamine transporter sites in the basal ganglia in depressed patients. Objective: The present study tested the hypothesis that the brain DAT density in depressed patients is lower than that in matched healthy controls. Methods: Fifteen drug-naive outpatients with major depression and 18 healthy controls were investigated using single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) with a high-affinity dopamine… 

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