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#RSNA18: MRI finds depression and anxiety brain pattern

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers have uncovered a common pattern of structural similarities and differences in the brains of people suffering from depression and social anxiety using MRI. The study compared major depressive disorder (MDD) and social anxiety... Read more

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SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Depression from Dementia

2017 20 Feb

Overlapping symptoms make it difficult for clinicians to distinguish between depression and a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease. Now a new study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease shows that single photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, could distinguish depression from CDs with 86 percent accuracy. In addition, brain SPECT... Read more

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RSNA16: Depression in Soldiers linked to Brain Injury

2016 05 Dec

According to new findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the use of multiple brain imaging techniques helped find a disruption of the circuitry in the brain's cognitive-emotional pathways. This could provide a foundation for depression symptoms in solders who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury... Read more

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Brain Injury Patterns Linked to Post-traumatic Depression, Anxiety

2015 16 Jun

A new MRI study published in the journal Radiology has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The findings may open the door to improved treatment and understanding of these common disorders, according to researchers. Understanding what triggers psychiatric disorders like depression,... Read more

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Scan Predicts Whether Therapy or Meds Will Best Lift Depression

2013 21 Jun

Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. “Our goal is to develop reliable biomarkers that match an individual patient to the treatment option most likely to be successful, while... Read more