Crossroads of corticotropin releasing hormone, corticosteroids and monoamines

@article{Praag2009CrossroadsOC,
  title={Crossroads of corticotropin releasing hormone, corticosteroids and monoamines},
  author={Herman M. van Praag},
  journal={Neurotoxicity Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={531-555}
}
Mental disorders are frequently preceded by stressful events or situations. Depression is a typical case in point. This raises the question, is depression — or possibly better are certain forms of depression — caused by stress? Can stress be a true pathogenic factor? Phrased differently: can stress destabilize neuronal systems in the central nervous system (CNS) to such an extent that depressive symptoms are generated? This question is discussed with the corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH… CONTINUE READING

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