stress and depression

Chronic Stress Induces Shrinkage of Medial Amygdala Neurons in Mice: Recovery by the Fast-Acting Candidate Antidepressant Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Chronic Stress Induces Shrinkage of Medial Amygdala Neurons in Mice: Recovery by the Fast-Acting Candidate Antidepressant Acetyl-L-Carnitine

A recent study in Molecular Psychiatry provides new evidence that chronic stress generates structural remodelling of the brain amygdala, and particularly the shrinkage of medial amygdala neurons in mice. Chronic stress has been linked to cognitive impairment, but it is also known that stress modifies the neuronal architecture in several brain cognitive areas. However, little […]

Psychoneuroimmunology: Stress, Mental Disorders and Health (Progress in Psychiatry)

Another excellent book devoted to the interdisciplinary area of research known as psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). The field bridges together psychiatry, neurology, neuroendocrinology and immunology. The book is the result of a collaborative work of many international experts including Cobi J. Heijnen, Pranela Rameshwar, Nancy G. Klimas and many others. Psychoneuroimmunology: Stress, Mental Disorders and Health deals […]

Psychological Distress Is Dose-Dependently Related to Increased Mortality

Psychological Distress Is Dose-Dependently Related to Increased Mortality

A recent study published in the 2012 July issue of the British Medical Journal is probably the largest so far to show that a dose-response association exists between psychological distress and major causes of mortality across the full range of distress. Psychological stress has been linked to the development and progression of several common human […]