Abstinence following Alcohol Drinking Produces Depression-Like Behavior and Reduced Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Mice

@article{Stevenson2009AbstinenceFA,
  title={Abstinence following Alcohol Drinking Produces Depression-Like Behavior and Reduced Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Mice},
  author={Jennie R Stevenson and Jason P. Schroeder and Kimberly Nixon and Joyce Besheer and Fulton T Crews and Clyde W Hodge},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={1209-1222}
}
Alcoholism and depression show high degrees of comorbidity. Clinical evidence also indicates that depression that emerges during abstinence from chronic alcohol use has a greater negative impact on relapse than pre-existing depression. Although no single neurobiological mechanism can account for the behavioral pathologies associated with these devastating disorders, converging evidence suggests that aspects of both alcoholism and depression are linked to reductions in hippocampal neurogenesis… CONTINUE READING
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