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Ventricular Enlargement in Major Depression.
Psychiatry Research
  • Monte L. Scott
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • Stephen L. Ruedrich
  • R. J. Bishop
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-1983
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Brain,
  • Cerebral Ventricles,
  • Depressive Disorder,
  • Hypertrophy,
  • Tomography.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Major depression accompanied by psychosis may be a separate nosological entity from nonpsychotic depression. Investigators have noted behavioral and biochemical differences in psychotic and nonpsychotic patients, as well as differences in response to treatment. A previous study using computed tomography (CT) found enlargement of the lateral cerebral ventricles in patients with manic-depressive illness with psychotic symptoms. The present study examined CT scans of patients with major affective illness that was accompanied by hallucinations, delusions, or both. The ventricles of the depressed group were significantly larger than those of a group of normal controls.
DOI
10.1016/0165-1781(83)90095-1
Citation Information
Monte L. Scott, Charles J. Golden, Stephen L. Ruedrich and R. J. Bishop. "Ventricular Enlargement in Major Depression." Psychiatry Research Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (1983) p. 91 - 93 ISSN: 0165-1781
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/221/