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Abstract #3078

Cerebellar atrophy in Major Depressive Disorder

Vishwa Rawat1, Ritu Tyagi1, Gagan Hans2, Pratap sharan2, S Senthil Kumaran1, and Uma Sharma1
1Department of NMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, 2Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India


Present study investigated volumetric changes in the brain of Indian patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). These patients were seen to have significantly reduced brain and cerebellar volumes. Volume of caudate, putamen and globus pallidus were seen to be reduced but no significant changes were seen in hippocampus and amygdala. Volume of cerebellum and lobule VI of cerebellum was also reduced. Our results suggest that cerebellum as well as VI lobule of cerebellum may be associated with MDD.

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