About The Author

I am an Italian Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I obtained my Ph.D. in Human Psychobiology in 2009. I worked at the University of Bologna as consultant and post doc fellow until 2014. In January 2015, I joined the Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Post-Acute Care of the University Hospital of Montpellier, France. In July 2018, I joined the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Examining Hippocampal Volume In Older Adults With Depression

The overall prevalence of depression among the older population is around 7% and, hence, is a major health issue. Depression may be associated with global cerebral gray matter change. In particular, several structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies examined the neuro-structural correlates of depression, highlighting volume reductions in a specific brain structure called the hippocampus