Objective. To examine the occurrence of prosodic abnormalities in patients with a major depressive disorder, receptive and expressive prosodic qualities in 10 patients with major depression were compared to thos in stroke patients whose non-dominant hemisphere was affected. Results. The depressed patients showed similar quantitative disturbances in prosodic qualities as the stroke patients. Conclusion. Although the result were similar, it remains questionable whether the same functional circuits are concerned in both groups.

Aprosodia, Major depressive disorder, Stroke
dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0911-6044(01)00043-4, hdl.handle.net/1765/62592
Journal of Neurolinguistics
Department of Psychiatry

Naarding, P, van den Broek, W.W, Wielaert, S.M, & van Harskamp, F. (2003). Aprosodia in major depression. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 16(1), 37–41. doi:10.1016/S0911-6044(01)00043-4