Similar number and size of white matter hyperintensities in people with depression and controls

Takeaway

  • People with depression and healthy controls were found to have similar number and sized white matter hyperintensities (WMH), which are affected by lower blood flow and oxygenation.

Why this matters

  • These findings support the idea that WMHs indicate impaired oxygenation affecting the white matter, which may further our understanding of the aging process in the brain.

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