Fourth-year resident in General Psychiatry Seth Christman, MD, and James G Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Warren Taylor, MD, MHSc, recently published the article "Accelerated brain aging predicts impaired cognitive performance and greater disability in geriatric but not midlife adult depression" in the journal Translational Psychiatry.
The article focuses on how older adults with depression exhibit older-appearing brains on magnetic resonance imaging. This accelerated brain aging is associated with poorer performance on memory testing and greater disability. The paper was written by a Resident in Psychiatry with a senior faculty member in collaboration with individuals in the Vanderbilt University Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Christman S, Bermudez C, Hao L, Landman BA, Boyd B, Albert K, Woodward N, Shokouhi S, Vega J, Andrews P, Taylor WD. Accelerated brain aging predicts impaired cognitive performance and greater disability in geriatric but not midlife adult depression. Translational Psychiatry. 10(1):317, 2020.