Vascular function in older adults with depressive disorder Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Arteries
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Endothelium, Vascular

abstract

  • Depression in the elderly is associated with poorer endothelial function and more atherosclerosis. This is associated with a greater white matter hyperintensities lesion load and basal ganglia microangiopathy. The use of vasoprotective drugs to improve endothelial function or retard atherosclerosis as depression-modifying agents should be explored.

publication date

  • July 15, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.04.017

PubMed ID

  • 20609838

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 133

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 68

number

  • 2