Depression Research Update: February 2016

February 2, 2016
Mark L. Fuerst

Three new studies show the effects of depression-and its treatment-on the brain.

The studies discussed in this slideshow show the effects of depression-and its treatment-on the brain.1-3 Scroll through the slides for findings and take home messages.

References:

1. Posner J, Cha J, Wang Z, et al. Increased default mode network connectivity in individuals at high familial risk for depression.Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Nov 23. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.342.
2. Luby JL, Belden AC, Jackson JJ, et al. Early childhood depression and alterations in the trajectory of gray matter maturation in middle childhood and early adolescence. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73:31-38.
3. Akoudad S, Aarts N, Noordam R, et al. Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of developing microbleeds. Stroke. 2016;47:251-254.