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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is involved in memory and the pathophysiology of various neuropsychiatric disorders. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the human BDNF gene (Val66Met) affects memory, and influences Alzheimer's disease and depression vulnerability in a sex-specific manner. Recent animal studies suggest that BDNF mediates memory for(More)
Episodic memory impairment is considered to be a core cognitive deficit of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and has motivated a line of research investigating the role of the amygdala and the hippocampus in depression. While functional neuroimaging studies have focused on memory for emotional but not for neutral stimuli, in order to probe amygdala function,(More)
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