Hippocampal neurogenesis as a target for the treatment of mental illness: a critical evaluation.

@article{Decarolis2010HippocampalNA,
  title={Hippocampal neurogenesis as a target for the treatment of mental illness: a critical evaluation.},
  author={Nathan A Decarolis and Amelia J Eisch},
  journal={Neuropharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={884-93}
}
Over one-quarter of adult Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness like Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's Disease. In addition to the exceptional personal burden these disorders exert on patients and their families, they also have enormous cost to society. Although existing pharmacological and psychosocial treatments alleviate symptoms in many patients, the comorbidity, severity, and intractable nature of mental disorders… CONTINUE READING
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