I recently got a ct scan to find out about a possible tumor on my skull. It showed no mass or infarct, which is great, but the findings were as follows. "There is Mild peripheral bifrontal cerebral atrophy". When I asked the surgeon and my primary about this, they simply said "it means my brain is not 20 anymore." I am a 40 y.o. women who suffers from depression but am wondering if depression itself contributes to atrophy of the brain, as I know there are many factors involved. I know someone who got the same reading on hers who also suffers from depression, but I also know people older than me who did not get this reading. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED!!!or should I contribute it to age. I dont really know what parts of the brain he is talking about. Since I suffer from anxiety anyway, I am stressing out about this. Any Feedback you can give me, would be great. Thank you so very much. I hope I gave you enough info about my finding.
There is no study that links depression with that finding. If I were you I would press my doctor for a better interpretation, specifically asking whether this finding is in the normal range for your age. That's the critical question.
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