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Gender-distinct Brain Circuit For Depression Identified

A single circuit in mice that activates during stress and is controlled by testosterone has been found by researchers at Michigan State University. The results[1], published in Biological Psychiatry, focus on the activity between neurons in the ventral hippocampus, which become active under stress and emotion, and their activation of nucleus accumbens neurons, critical players […]

A Healthier Diet May Directly Reduce Depression

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a study by Dr. Heather Francis from Macquarie University, and colleagues[1]. While much research has shown that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat is […]

Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Against Treatment-resistant Depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of an area in the brain called the subcallosal cingulate (SCC) has a potent antidepressant effect that continues over a long period of time in patients with treatment-resistant depression, a recent study found. Deep brain stimulation, currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, […]