Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mice Help Research Into Depression

Mice Help Research Into Depression

In certain areas of the brain new neurons are produced throughout our lives. New research at the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that in mice at least these neurons help to buffer the effects of stress, anxiety & depression. When production of new neurons was stopped their ability to recover from stress was impaired & they exhibited behaviour linked to depression, becoming more fearful, more likely to despair & less likely to experience pleasure.


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