Electroconvulsive stimulations prevent stress-induced morphological changes in the hippocampus.

  title={Electroconvulsive stimulations prevent stress-induced morphological changes in the hippocampus.},
  author={Ida Hageman and Marianne Nielsen and Gitta Wortwein and Nils Henrik Diemer and Martin Balslev Jorgensen},
  volume={11 4},
Stress can precipitate major depression and other disorders linked to hippocampal shrinkage. It is hypothesized but not established that treatment of these disorders reverses and prevents the hippocampal changes. Dendritic retraction of individual neurons might in concert with other pathophysiological events contribute to the shrinkage phenomenon. Animal studies have shown that various stress paradigms can induce dendritic retraction in the CA3 pyramidal neurons of the hippocampus. Since… CONTINUE READING
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