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Published: 2016-06-24

Progress in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) for Study and Treatment of Depression

Peng-Fei Qiao, Yang Gao, Sheng-Hui Xie, Guang-Ming Niu

(Department of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China (mainland))

Med Sci Rev 2016; 3:85-89

DOI: 10.12659/MSRev.899336


ABSTRACT: Depression is a common neurological syndrome. It would be helpful to improve the treatments and prevent brain damage through deeply understanding the essential nature of depression. As a study method, functional MRI (fMRI) has contributed greatly to our understanding of the of brain structure and function in last decade. The applications of fMRI in the study of depression and its treatments are reviewed in this article.

Keywords: cortical spreading depression, Cross-Over Studies, Magnetic Resonance Imaging



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