The Roles of Neurotransmitters , Hormones and Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Depression

@inproceedings{Suttajit2009TheRO,
  title={The Roles of Neurotransmitters , Hormones and Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Depression},
  author={Sirijit Suttajit},
  year={2009}
}
Depression is one of the fi ve leading causes of disability and disease burden worldwide. Neurotransmitters and hormones have been the focus of pathogenic studies in depression. Since knowledge of depression’s neurophysiology has become more advanced, evidence currently shows that in depression underactivation of serotonergic and noradrenergic systems play major roles in the pathogenesis of neurotransmitters, while elevated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity is a hallmark of… CONTINUE READING

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