Lauren W. Cochran

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To study the neurochemical and behavioral effects of altered brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression on a brain serotonin system with diminished serotonin transport capability, a double-mutant mouse model was developed by interbreeding serotonin transporter (SERT) knockout mice with BDNF heterozygous knockout mice (BDNF +/-), producing SERT -/-(More)
1. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) supports serotonergic neuronal development and our recent study found that heterozygous mice lacking one BDNF gene allele interbred with male serotonin transporter (SERT) knockout mice had greater reductions in brain tissue serotonin concentrations, greater increases in anxiety-like behaviors and greater ACTH(More)
The goals of this study were to examine relationships among symptom categories in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), to establish OCD symptom dimensions by factor- and cluster-analytic analyses, and to explore associations between OCD symptom dimensions and comorbid neuropsychiatric conditions. A total of 317 OCD participants underwent a systematic(More)
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