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Brain density in depression: methodological and psychopathological aspects.
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PMID:  3232540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between brain density, measured by computerized tomography (CT), and severity of depression was investigated in 44 patients with a major depressive episode according to DSM-III. In order to limit methodological problems, correlations between both the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and the Bech-Rafaelsen Melancholia Scale (BRMS) with density values were controlled for age, different ventricle measurements, brain size, and density and size of the skull. The BRMS score correlated inversely with density of the right thalamus, the right head of the caudate, and with parietal grey matter and occipital regions of both hemispheres. Similar, but nonsignificant results, were obtained for the BPRS score.
S Schlegel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-11     Completed Date:  1989-04-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  610-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Mainz, FRG.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography*
Depression / radiography*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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