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Hypoechogenicity of the midbrain raphe detected by transcranial sonography: an imaging biomarker for depression in migraine patients - YiShui Zhang, Ying Liu, Ruoyun Han, Kangding Liu, Yingqi Xing, 2021

Hypoechogenicity of the midbrain raphe detected by transcranial sonography: an imaging biomarker for depression in migraine patients - YiShui Zhang, Ying Liu, Ruoyun Han, Kangding Liu, Yingqi Xing, 2021

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https://doi.org/10.1177/17562864211007708

Background: The high comorbidity of migraine and depression is suggestive of shared risk factors or common mechanisms between the two diseases. In individuals with a depressive disorder, there is a high prevalence of altered midbrain raphe (MBR) echogenicity, detectable via transcranial sonography (TCS), that is suggested to be linked with a dysfunction of the serotoninergic system.

  • from Doctor Unite 1 month 4 weeks
    Brian Rubin-Interesting relationship between migraine and depression. Need to evaluate further.
  • 2 months
    This needs more validation.