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Affective Processing in Depression and Epilepsy

2014-08-27 03:23:53 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goal of this study is to determine whether there are unique markers on neuroimaging that are associated with depression in epilepsy.

Description

Symptoms of depression is commonly seen in patients with epilepsy. There are similarities and differences between depressive symptoms in epilepsy when compared with primary depression. Through the use of fMRI (Functional MRI), we hope to determine whether there are unique markers on neuroimaging that are associated with depression in epilepsy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Epilepsy

Intervention

fMRI, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Beck's Depressive Inventory, Interictal Dysphoric Disorder Inventory (IDDI)

Location

North Shore LIJ Health System
Manhasset
New York
United States
11030

Status

Terminated

Source

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Results (where available)

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