Neuroscience researchers suggest that utilizing fMRI studies could help to provide biomarkers for the diagnosis of depression. A recent fMRI study of patients with depression showed marked abnormal activations in the medial prefronal cortex. Researchers believe that by identifying the neurobiological markers for depression, psychiatrists can tailor medications and therapies to suit the needs of individual patients.
Some villages in Liberia have much higher rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, than others.
Genetics research into the emotional responses of bullying shows that many bullied victims that later experience more emotional problems have genetic similarities.
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Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are often not evaluated thoroughly for depression during routine clinical interviews, possibly compromising clinical trials for drugs and therapies for treating patients with HCV.