Motor slowing in depression may be associated with a relative dopaminergic (DA) deficit. Bradykinesia in Parkinson's syndrome is associated with an abnormally short silent period (SP) using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We hypothesized that depression would also be associated with a short SP.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychol Med

Publication Date

05/2000

Volume

30

Pages

565 - 570

Keywords

Adult, Case-Control Studies, Depressive Disorder, Electric Stimulation, Electromagnetic Phenomena, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Motor Cortex, Movement, Reaction Time, Receptors, Dopamine