Depression Research Update: February 2016


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.


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.

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