White matter fiber microstructure is associated with prior hospitalizations rather than acute symptomatology in major depressive disorder.
Susanne Meinert, Elisabeth J Leehr, Dominik Grotegerd, Jonathan Repple, Katharina Förster, Nils R Winter, Verena Enneking, Stella M Fingas, Hannah Lemke, Lena Waltemate, Frederike Stein, Katharina Brosch, Simon Schmitt, Tina Meller, Anna Linge, Axel Krug, Igor Nenadić, Andreas Jansen, Tim Hahn, Ronny Redlich Show all
Psychological Medicine | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Eighty percent of all patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) relapse at least once in their lifetime. Thus, understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of the course of MDD is of utmost importance. A detrimental course of illness in MDD was most consistently associated with superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) fiber integrity. As similar associations were, however, found between SLF fiber integrity and acute symptomatology, this study attempts to disentangle associations attributed to current depression from long-term course of illness. METHODS: A total of 531 patients suffering from acute (N = 250) or remitted (N = 281) MDD from the FOR2107-cohort were ana..View full abstract