Depression with Cerebrovascular Disorders
Department of Neuropsychiatry, Nippon Medical School
The association between cerebrovascular diseases and depression has been recognized for many years. Studies have found much information about the pathogenesis and treatment of post-stroke depression in the West since the 1970s. On the other hand, the concept of vascular depression was introduced in 1997, as the prevalence of silent cerebral infarctions detected by MRI scans in patients with late-onset depression is higher than that in non-depressed patients. This paper gives an outline of the clinical findings about vascular depression including post-stroke depression.
日医大医会誌 2005; 1(1), 12-16
cerebrovascular disorders, depression, post-stroke depression, vascular depression
Mahito Kimura, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan