MRI of the brainstem in patients with major depression, bipolar affective disorder and normal controls.
Structural imaging studies of bipolar affective disorder or major depression have shown a spectrum of abnormal findings. However, a characteristic pattern of abnormality for either disease has not yet emerged. While the majority of studies focused on brain atrophy and the volumes of supratentorial cerebral structures, little attention has been paid to infratentorial structures. This MRI study focused on the pontomesencephalic area including the region of the raphe nuclei. The raphe nuclei are...Expand abstract
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