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Altered effective connectivity of the extended face processing system in depression and its association with treatment response: Findings from the YoDA-C randomized controled trial

AJ Jamieson, BJ Harrison, CG Davey

Psychological Medicine | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2021


Background Depression is commonly associated with fronto-amygdala dysfunction during the processing of emotional face expressions. Interactions between these regions are hypothesized to contribute to negative emotional processing biases and as such have been highlighted as potential biomarkers of treatment response. This study aimed to investigate depression associated alterations to directional connectivity and assess the utility of these parameters as predictors of treatment response. Methods Ninety-two unmedicated adolescents and young adults (mean age 20.1; 56.5% female) with moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder and 88 healthy controls (mean age 19.8; 61.4% female) completed an i..

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