Journal article

Multimodal MRI markers support a model of small vessel ischemia for depressive symptoms in very old adults

Dana L Tudorascu, Caterina Rosano, Vijay K Venkatraman, Rebecca L MacCloud, Tamara Harris, Kristine Yaffe, Anne B Newman, Howard J Aizenstein

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

In older adults, depressive symptoms are associated with lower quality of life, high morbidity and mortality. This study aims to identify brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features associated with late-life depressive symptoms in the population. Older community-dwelling adults (n=314) from the Health ABC study underwent brain MRI. Logistic regression was used to characterize the relationships between depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression scale, CES-D) and the following whole-brain variables: white matter hyperintensity (WMH) burden, fractional anisotropy (FA), and gray matter volume (GMV). Analyses examining possible regional differences between the CES-D g..

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