EVestG™: Responses in depressed patients

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Abstract

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a sustained period of low mood or loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Dysfunction of the limbic system is implicated in depression. Different areas of this system have bidirectional links with the vestibular nucleus. The diagnosis of depression is subjective. Electrovestibulography (EVestG) might be able to assist in the diagnosis of depression in a more objective way. A dynamic measure of the excitatory (ipsilateral) responses during the background, acceleration and deceleration phases of an active tilt are compared with a small group (n=5) of depressive patients and age matched controls (n=10).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Pages1707-1710
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2008 - Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008
Conference number: 30th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2008
Abbreviated titleEMBS 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period20/08/0825/08/08

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Garrett, A., Lithgow, B. J., Gurvich, C., & Fitzgerald, P. (2008). EVestG™: Responses in depressed patients. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 (pp. 1707-1710). [4649505]