Anaïs Djodari-Irani

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Deep brain stimulation at high frequencies (HFS) is currently studied in the treatment of therapy-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The diversity of targeted brain areas and the discrepancy in demonstrating beneficial effects, highlight the need for better mapping of brain regions in which HFS may yield anti-compulsive effects. This goal may(More)
Identifying new treatment approaches for treatment resistant depression (TRD) is an important topic for translational psychiatry. Functional inhibition of the lateral habenula (LHb) has recently been claimed to offer such an option for TRD. Rats which are bred for high susceptibility to develop learned helplessness provide a genetic model for TRD. We used(More)
Adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus is impaired in schizophrenic patients and in an animal model of schizophrenia. Amongst a plethora of regulators, the immune system has been shown repeatedly to strongly modulate neurogenesis under physiological and pathological conditions. It is well accepted, that schizophrenic patients have an aberrant peripheral(More)
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