Gong-ying Li

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The purpose of this study was to determine the morphine-induced place preference in rats pre-exposed to footshock stress and corticosterone (CORT). The authors also studied the involvement of dopamine mechanisms in the CORT-induced place preference. The results showed that chronic footshock or CORT exposure but not acute footshock or CORT exposure similarly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors from a coal mining accident after 2 and 10 months and factors related to PTSD. METHODS To estimate the prevalence of PTSD, 104 miners were surveyed through the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C). Forty survivors including 24 severe PTSD patients and 24(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to observe the differences in brain gray matter volume in drug-naive female patients after the first episode of major depression with and without stressful life events (SLEs) before the onset of depression. METHODS Forty-three drug-naive female patients voluntarily participated in the present study after the first major(More)
Previous studies suggest that serotonin (5-HT) might interact with brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) during the stress response. However, the relationship between 5-HT and BDNF expression under purely psychological stress is unclear. In this study, one hour before psychological stress exposure, the 5-HT1A receptor agonist 8-OH-DPAT or antagonist(More)
BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can alleviate the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Functional network connectivity (FNC) is a newly developed method to investigate the brain's functional connectivity patterns. The first aim of this study was to investigate FNC alterations between TRD patients and healthy controls. The second aim(More)
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