Martina Ballmaier

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Conversion disorder revisited
    Martina Ballmaier
    Division of Neuropsychiatry Psychotherapy, Kliniken Schmeider Konstanz, Constance, Germany
    Funct Neurol 20:105-13. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Preferential alterations in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway of heterozygous reeler mice: an emerging animal-based model of schizophrenia
    Martina Ballmaier
    Division of Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Brescia University Medical School, Via Valsabbina 19, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 15:1197-205. 2002
  3. pmc Mapping callosal morphology in early- and late-onset elderly depression: an index of distinct changes in cortical connectivity
    Martina Ballmaier
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite University Medicine, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:1528-36. 2008
  4. pmc Neuroanatomical characteristics of geriatric apathy and depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:386-94. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant exposure may protect against decrement in frontal gray matter volumes in geriatric depression
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:964-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in brain structure in geriatric depression
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:653-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Localizing gray matter deficits in late-onset depression using computational cortical pattern matching methods
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Rm 4238, Reed Neurological Research Center, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2091-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparing gray matter loss profiles between dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease using cortical pattern matching: diagnosis and gender effects
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Neuroimage 23:325-35. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Mapping brain size and cortical gray matter changes in elderly depression
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:382-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Anterior cingulate, gyrus rectus, and orbitofrontal abnormalities in elderly depressed patients: an MRI-based parcellation of the prefrontal cortex
    Martina Ballmaier
    Department of Neurology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:99-108. 2004

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Conversion disorder revisited
    Martina Ballmaier
    Division of Neuropsychiatry Psychotherapy, Kliniken Schmeider Konstanz, Constance, Germany
    Funct Neurol 20:105-13. 2005
    ..The model also suggests novel research approaches, as well as opportunities for potential therapeutic interventions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Preferential alterations in the mesolimbic dopamine pathway of heterozygous reeler mice: an emerging animal-based model of schizophrenia
    Martina Ballmaier
    Division of Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Brescia University Medical School, Via Valsabbina 19, 25123 Brescia, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 15:1197-205. 2002
    ..These results suggest a specific link between reelin-related neuronal pathology and dopamine involvement in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders...
  3. pmc Mapping callosal morphology in early- and late-onset elderly depression: an index of distinct changes in cortical connectivity
    Martina Ballmaier
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite University Medicine, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:1528-36. 2008
    ..Patients with a late onset of depression may be at higher risk of illness progression and eventually dementia conversion than early-onset depression, with potentially important implications for research and therapy...
  4. pmc Neuroanatomical characteristics of geriatric apathy and depression: a magnetic resonance imaging study
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:386-94. 2007
    ..Apathy is one of the most common late-life neuropsychiatric syndromes. The objective of our study was to examine the neuroanatomical correlates of apathy in older subjects with and without geriatric major depression (MDD)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant exposure may protect against decrement in frontal gray matter volumes in geriatric depression
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:964-7. 2005
    ..Depressed elderly patients with and without antidepressant exposure were compared to normal controls to examine the effects of prior antidepressant exposure on regional brain gray matter volumes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in brain structure in geriatric depression
    Helen Lavretsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 12:653-7. 2004
    ..In an exploratory study, authors compared patients with late-life major depression (MDD) and age-matched control subjects to examine sex differences in frontal and orbito-frontal (OFC) regional brain volumes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Localizing gray matter deficits in late-onset depression using computational cortical pattern matching methods
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, Rm 4238, Reed Neurological Research Center, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2091-9. 2004
    ..The authors used magnetic resonance imaging and an image analysis technique known as cortical pattern matching to map cortical gray matter deficits in elderly depressed patients with an illness onset after age 60 (late-onset depression)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparing gray matter loss profiles between dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease using cortical pattern matching: diagnosis and gender effects
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuroimaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Neuroimage 23:325-35. 2004
    ..Further investigation of the influence of gender might provide a more comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiological differences underlying the two forms of dementia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mapping brain size and cortical gray matter changes in elderly depression
    Martina Ballmaier
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1769, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:382-9. 2004
    ..Here, we conducted detailed spatial analyses of brain size and gray matter within the cortical mantle in elderly patients with major depression...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anterior cingulate, gyrus rectus, and orbitofrontal abnormalities in elderly depressed patients: an MRI-based parcellation of the prefrontal cortex
    Martina Ballmaier
    Department of Neurology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:99-108. 2004
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  11. pmc Hippocampal morphology and distinguishing late-onset from early-onset elderly depression
    Martina Ballmaier
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite University Medicine, Campus Mitte, Berlin
    Am J Psychiatry 165:229-37. 2008
    ..This study used three-dimensional mapping techniques to identify regional hippocampal abnormalities in early- and late-onset depression. Neuropsychological correlates of hippocampal morphology were also investigated...