Hippocampal volume loss in depression reflects glial loss

Posted: January 18, 2014 in balance

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ScienceDaily: Stress News
Hippocampal volume loss in depression reflects glial loss
Depression has been associated with reduced volume of the hippocampus in magnetic resonance imaging studies in humans. A new study now clarifies the cellular basis of these volumetric changes, which have been unclear until now. Beginning in the 1980s, a series of studies in rodents suggested that an area of the hippocampus, a brain region implicated in mood and memory, was particularly vulnerable to stress. When analyzing the brain tissue in detail, they reported loss of nerve cells called neurons with stress.

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