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The effect of antidepressants on brain volume

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In this review, we summarise all studies of patients with depression, who have been examined by MRI before and after treatment with antidepressants. None of the studies showed any signs of damage to the brain tissue after treatment. On the contrary, most studies showed increases in hippocampal volume and prefrontal cortices in parallel with response or remission after treatment. As depression in several meta-analyses has been shown to double the risk for dementia, this could have important implications for preventive measures, because, for instance, hippocampal atrophy is seen in both diseases.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of antidepressants on brain volume
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume181
Issue number38
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2019

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