Mice Study Links Depression Symtoms to Abnormal Brain Wiring
10 monthes ago - By Psych Central
A new study has linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression.
University of California San Diego scientists found brain circuits tied to feelings of despair and helplessness and were able to alleviate and even reverse such symptoms in mice studies.
The research is published in the journal Cell .
“We took an approach of studying depression in the sense that different brain areas and circuits of the brain might mediate or contribute to very discrete aspects of depression,” said study first-author Daniel Knowland, a UC San Diego graduate student.
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