New Clues for Medication to Prevent Disorders Caused by Early-Life Stress
For several decades researchers have known that acute stress experienced early in life can harm the brain and can lead immediately or in later years to a variety of disorders, from depression and… Read More
Adult-Born Neurons Protect Against Chronic Stress
The birth of new neurons in the adult brain is important for resilience to chronic stress, researchers have found. The new discovery, made in mice, suggests that adult-born cells in the hippocampus—a… Read More
Remodeling neural circuits from stress
Chronic stress alters neural circuits in the brain, increasing the risk of depression and anxiety. According to animal studies reported in the January issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry, some… Read More
Neuron Activity May Reveal Future Susceptibility to Depression
Chronic stress can cause some people to become depressed, potentially through stress-induced changes to certain neurons in reward-related regions in the brain such as the nucleus accumbens. But it… Read More
Signaling Molecule Involved in Resilience to Stress
Some people are more resilient than others in the face of stress, and therefore generally at lower risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders. In a new study of mice published March 28, 2017 in… Read More