Carol E Vásquez

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Several lines of evidence indicate that chronic stress and downregulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) are the key components of depression pathology. Evidence from animal models of depression demonstrates that chronic stress impairs hippocampal BDNF expression and that antidepressant drug effects correlate with increased BDNF synthesis and(More)
In previous studies, chronic low-dose methylphenidate (MPH) administration during early development has been shown to increase emotional responding in adulthood. However, most studies employed male subjects, which generally show enhanced fear relative to females in laboratory tests of anxious behaviors. The present study examined the sex-dependent effects(More)
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