A new study identifies a novel neural network regulating feeding and mood in response to chronic stress. Inhibiting the POMC to ventral tegmental area circuit increases body weight and food intake while reducing depressive symptoms in mouse models.
A new study reveals a link between a vulnerability to depression and noradrenergic neurons.
New research into the brain cells of roundworms may help scientists better understand how some humans are better able to cope with stress.
MRI scans show hippocampal shrinkage during periods of chronic stress in rats, a new study reports.
Findings about how early life social stress affect brain connections in mice may have implications for treating human psychiatric illnesses.
Early life stress alone impairs hippocampal development. Stress, in addition to maternal mistreatment within the first few weeks of life, also hinders amygdala development.
Chronic stress which involves the HPA axis may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
Researchers discover elevated levels of TG2 in the prefrontal cortex of people who committed suicide.
A new study reports that serotonin promotes the consolidation of traumatic memories following stress events. Additionally, SSRI medications which are commonly prescribed for PTSD may make the condition worse by enhancing the effects of serotonin.
Chronic stress during pregnancy increases neuroinflammation. The immune changes may create circumstances in the brain, which increase susceptibility to postnatal depression.