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.