Silent brain infarcts: A cause of depression in the elderly?

Perez H. C. S. , Direk N. , Hofman A., Vernooij M. W. , Tiemeier H., Ikram M. A.

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING, cilt.211, sa.2, ss.180-182, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 211 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2012.06.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.180-182


The present study included 1047 elderly participants. At baseline, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed to detect infarcts and white matter lesions; further, depressive disorders were assessed. Participants were followed up during 3.6 years to determine incident and recurrent depression. We found an increased risk of recurrent depression associated with silent brain infarcts. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.