Navigation Links
Women in the throes of depression portray differences in brain chemistry

A novel study has indicated that there are crucial differences in brain chemistry among women suffering depression, that impacts stress and emotions.//

The study adds further evidence that depression has its roots in specific alterations within the brain -- specifically in the endogenous opioid system that is a central part of the brain's natural pain and stress-reduction system. The findings also show significant variation between individuals with depression – variation that seems to be linked to whether or not the patients respond to an antidepressant medication.

The study, performed by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School affiliated with the U-M Depression Center, is published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. It's based on brain imaging, blood chemistry and other data from 14 women with major depression, and 14 healthy women of about the same age and background. The women with depression were not taking antidepressants when the study began.

"This work gives further evidence of individual differences in brain mechanisms that are altered in major depression," says senior author Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D., the Jenkins Research Professor of Depression and associate professor of psychiatry and radiology. "We found these differences in the response of the endogenous opioid system. Some women, but not others, with major depression, showed exaggerated responses in this system when undergoing an emotional challenge."

That emotional challenge was the summoning of memories of a very sad event in their lives, which the researchers asked the women to recall while they were lying in the positron emission tomography (PET) scanner having their brains imaged. The women recalled the death or serious illness of a friend or family member, a past divorce or breakup with a boyfriend, or other major difficulties. They also had their brains imaged during a neutral emotional state.


'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 The North American water storage ... 2013 to $5,450 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... is expanding at a rapid pace in North America. The ... laws on water & wastewater storage and collection, and the ... market is expanding at a healthy rate in Canada, and ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Advanced boilers are preferred over conventional boilers because ... produce high-capacity power, emit fewer pollutants, and provide ... climate change concerns, many countries have implemented strict ... pollutants coming from fossilfuel-based power plants.North America had ... market., The global power rental market is witnessing ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on ... 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image Reconstruction]: Global ... which analyzes and studies the major market drivers, ... Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and ... landscape of the 3D imaging market, providing an ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... The Pearland, Texas location of The Little ... four months to 12 years of age that offers everything ... parties and Summer Camps, is now under new ownership. , ... after spending over six years at The Little Gym ... , Berry has over ten years of experience working ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the distinguished ... its new range of gorgeous Quinceanera dresses ... demand for elegant Quinceanera outfits is huge. Therefore, ... All the company’s newly released dresses are made ... all elegant and vivid. , It is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Little Gym of Pearland, TX Now Under New Ownership and Management 2Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2
... Simulator, from Electronic Sports, leads the next generation of exergaming fitness ... fun. , ... Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December ... Dogfight, a full featured flight simulator interfaced with a high-end exercise ...
... PORTAGE, Ind., Dec. 16 MonoSol Rx, the ... company specializing in dissolving thin film pharmaceutical products, ... an agreement for thin film pharmaceutical products with ... a multinational pharmaceutical group focused on developing, manufacturing ...
... second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of ... report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage ... Project," a series of investigations documenting how secret abortions keep ... , In the video, shot undercover ...
... England and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 Enigma Diagnostics ... today that it has signed a term sheet for ... (RMS). , , The ... or licensed by RMS and its affiliates to practice ...
... BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 16 SCOLR Pharma, Inc. (NYSE Alternext: DDD) ... Officer of the Company and as a member of its Board ... , Michael N. Taglich, Chairman of the Board of ... SCOLR,s entire organization, I would like to thank Dan for his ...
... Healthways executive brings 14-plus years of health industry expertise ... MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 16 HealthFitness (NYSE Alternext ... as senior vice president of business and corporate development. ... services for on-site and dispersed employee populations. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Electronic Sports Launches Dogfight Fitness Flight Simulator: The Next Generation of Exergaming 2Health News:Electronic Sports Launches Dogfight Fitness Flight Simulator: The Next Generation of Exergaming 3Health News:MonoSol Rx Enters Agreement with Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC for Thin Film Pharmaceutical Products in the Middle East 2Health News:MonoSol Rx Enters Agreement with Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC for Thin Film Pharmaceutical Products in the Middle East 3Health News:Abuse Pattern Develops as Second Indiana Planned Parenthood Covers Up Statutory Rape of 13-Year-Old 2Health News:Enigma Diagnostics Announces a Signed Term Sheet for Patent Licenses with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. 2Health News:SCOLR Pharma, Inc. Announces Resignation of CEO Daniel O. Wilds 2Health News:New SVP of Business and Corporate Development Joins HealthFitness 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia , 11. ... führender Hersteller von Kameras für die ... Brust (MBI/BSGI), hat heute die CE-Zulassung ... Mit dem CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das ... seinen Vertriebsbereich auf den Großteil der ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Yesterday, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy ... facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg ... research in neurological disease and treatment. ... Garen Staglin , created One Mind, a ... that will radically accelerate the development and implementation ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014   LabStyle ... Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Professor ... member of its Board of Directors. ... and business experience to LabStyle as an entrepreneur, ... legal and corporate governance expert. He currently serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2Representative Patrick Kennedy visits Moberg's medical device facility to discuss improvement in brain injury care 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4
... Feb. 22, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... following Dosage Forms: Injectables (Injections, Vials, and IV ...
... MedTrust Online (MedTrust) and Avantra Biosciences (Avantra) ... in the earliest stages of molecular diagnostic assay ... system. The two companies will ... care professionals with early access to the latest ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Industry 2Avantra Biosciences and MedTrust Online Partner to Develop Clinically Important Protein Biomarker Assays for Improving Cancer Care 2Avantra Biosciences and MedTrust Online Partner to Develop Clinically Important Protein Biomarker Assays for Improving Cancer Care 3
B-Hemoglobin test system provide quick, simple and reliable quantitative hemoglobin results. It has unbreakable, disposable cuvette which collect the exact amount of blood and mixes the sample with t...
... Variant hemoglobin testing system ... testing for diabetes monitoring, ... testing, hemoglobinopathy screening and ... single test. It has ...
AcT 5diff OV enables low-volume labs to advance to 5-part differential analysis at an affordable price. This analyzer delivers accurate test results and a user-friendly software interface in a compac...
... LH 755 simplifies and automates ... expert automation and advanced technologies ... reliable, accurate results every time. ... slide quality with its slide-on-slide ...
Medicine Products: