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Brain anatomy of major depression II. Focus on amygdala

  • M. Bellani (a1), M. Baiano (a2) and P. Brambilla (a3) (a4)


Here, we briefly summarize the most consistent structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies on amygdala in major depression and debate the effects of clinical variables on amygdalar morphology.

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*Address for correspondence: Dr. M. Bellani, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro, 10 - 37134 Verona, Italy. (Email:,


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This Section of Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences regularly appears in each issue of the Journal to describe relevant studies investigating the relationship between neurobiology and psychosocial psychiatry in major psychoses. The aim of these Editorials is to provide a better understanding of the neural basis of psychopathology and clinical features of these disorders, in order to raise new perspectives in every-day clinical practice.

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