Title: [Recent findings regarding the treatment of late-onset depression with vascular brain lesions. A literature review]
Authors: Jans, V ×
Bouckaert, F
Wils, V
Peuskens, Joseph #
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie vol:48 issue:3 pages:223-237
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Late-onset depression with vascular brain lesions is showing increased resistance to antidepressive pharmacotherapy. AIM: To give an overview of alternative treatment options. METHOD: We conducted a literature search via PubMed using the key words: 'late-onset depression', 'white matter lesions', 'cerebrovascular pathology' and 'treatment' and thereby a searchfor all available clinical studies about the treatment described in combination with the key words 'vascular depression', or 'late-onset depression' and 'white matter lesions'. RESULTS: Electroconvulsive therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and nimodipine au,gmentation have beneficial effects on vascular depression. CONCLUSION: The treatment options mentioned are promising, but there is a need for further clinical studies.
ISSN: 0303-7339
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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