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Depression

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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 1080
Professor
Wright& Newmaster
Semester
Winter

Description
Depression Anatomy  Brain composed of neurons an glial cells  Amygdala – responsible for reflevie emotions  Prefrontal cortex Physiology  Decreases activity in parts of brain  Serotonin is released by neurotransmitter and acts on receptor  Less serotonin is released/malfunction in receptors  Decrease activity in amygadala/prefrontal cortex Pathology  MDD debilitating forms of depression Risk Factors  Can be caused by early trauma in childhood  Causes early onset of dep. Causes  Chemical imbalances  Can stem from traumatic experiences Prevention  Most treatable  Medication Diagnosi
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