Category Archives: neuroplasticity

Study shows that both genetics and environment impact depression.


Major depressive disorder is a highly familial illness and the leading cause of disability worldwide for persons 15 to 44 years of age.  It is associated with increased mortality resulting from cardiovascular disorder, poor personal care, and suicide. Genetic and environmental factors and their interactions are important in its pathogenesis, however, the abnormalities of brain structure and function that mediate

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