The effects of antidepressants on human brain as detected by imaging studies. Focus on major depression.

@article{Bellani2011TheEO,
  title={The effects of antidepressants on human brain as detected by imaging studies. Focus on major depression.},
  author={Marcella Bellani and Nicola Dusi and Ping-Hong Yeh and Jair C. Soares and Paolo Brambilla},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={1544-52}
}
Recent brain imaging studies have shed light on understanding the pathogenesis of mood disorders. Evidence of structural, chemical, and functional brain changes, particularly in prefrontal cortex, cingulate, and amygdala, has been revealed in major depressive disorder (MDD). Furthermore, imaging techniques have been applied to monitor the effects of antidepressants (ADs) both in the brains of healthy volunteers and MDD patients. Although with some discrepancies due to the differences in study… CONTINUE READING