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Table 4 Mean cerebral blood flow (mCBF) values and mean imipramine equivalent doses

From: Comparison of cerebral blood flow in oral somatic delusion in patients with and without a history of depression: a comparative case series

  Mean of imipramine equivalent dose mCBF values
Whole brain Left hemisphere Right hemisphere
non-depression group total (n = 17) 38.53 ± 65.57 43.15 ± 2.85 43.31 ± 2.78 43.45 ± 2.46
taken antidepressants (n = 8) 81.88 ± 75.97 42.43 ± 3.59 42.60 ± 3.51 42.91 ± 3.19
no antidepressants (n = 9) 0 43.79 ± 2.00 43.93 ± 1.93 43.93 ± 1.64
depression group total (n = 10) 58.50 ± 51.91 39.10 ± 2.89 39.03 ± 2.82 39.02 ± 3.10
taken antidepressants (n = 8) 73.13 ± 47.35 38.71 ± 3.03 38.70 ± 2.91 38.44 ± 3.21
no antidepressants (n = 2) 0 40.65 ± 2.19 40.35 ± 2.76 41.35 ± 0.78
  1. No difference in the imipramine equivalent doses was observed between the non-depression and depression groups. No difference in the mCBF values was observed between subjects taking and not taking antidepressants. However, focusing on only the patients who took antidepressants, the mCBF value in the depression group was significantly lower than that in the non-depression group.