Geriatric psychiatryNeuroimaging in old age psychiatryScheltens, PhilipAuthor Information Department of Neurology/Alzheimer Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Correspondence to Philip Scheltens, MD, PhD, Dept Neurology/Alzheimer Centre, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands E-mail: P.Scheltens@vumc.nl Current Opinion in Psychiatry: November 2004 - Volume 17 - Issue 6 - p 449-452 Buy Abstract Purpose of review This article will highlight the most important papers on structural neuroimaging in old age psychiatry. Recent findings More and more papers deal with structural-behavioural associations, especially in the field of depression and dementia. In the former, increasing attention is paid to predictors of response to therapy. Summary In depression the role of vascular changes slowly becomes evident. Orbitofrontal changes are associated with depression but the functional relevance is unclear. In dementia, the focus on focal degenerative processes and the interaction with vascular disease becomes evident. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.