JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.138, no.1-2, pp.9-18, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Review
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
Major Depressive Disorder, MRI, Voxel-based-morphometry, Gray matter, NATIONAL COMORBIDITY SURVEY, HIPPOCAMPAL VOLUME, ANTERIOR CINGULATE, BRAIN VOLUME, UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION, PANIC DISORDER, HIGH-RISK, MOOD, AMYGDALA, ANXIETY
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) has been widely used to quantify structural brain changes associated with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). While some consistent findings have been reported, individual studies have also varied with respect to the key brain regions affected by the illness, and how these abnormalities are related to patients' clinical characteristics. Here, we aimed to identify those brain regions that most consistently showed gray matter anomalies in MDD, and their clinical correlates, using meta-analytic techniques.