Regionally specific alterations in functional connectivity of the anterior cingulate cortex in major depressive disorder.
CG Davey, BJ Harrison, M Yücel, NB Allen
Psychological medicine | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Depression has been associated with functional alterations in several areas of the cingulate cortex. In this study we have taken a systematic approach to examining how alterations in functional connectivity vary across the functionally diverse subregions of the rostral cingulate cortex. METHOD: Eighteen patients with major depressive disorder, aged 15 to 24 years, were matched with 20 healthy control participants. Using resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI), we systematically investigated the functional connectivity of four subregions of the rostral cingulate cortex. Voxelwise statistical maps of each subregion’s connectivity with other brain ar..View full abstract