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Neural Plasticity Theory Of Depression Research Paper

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Depression is a detrimental and prevalent mental illness having strong effects on brain neurological structure and function. However the etiology and neuropathology of depression is not well understood. Even though antidepressant drugs do exist, not all patients are effectively treated and therapeutic onset is delayed, while the exact mechanisms of the drugs are yet to be completely understood. A range of theories do exist in regards to depression such as modulation of monoaminergic neurotransmission, changes in neurotrophic factors and the up regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. However these theories don’t effectively explain the pathology and treatment of depression unto itself. Recently, neural plasticity theories of depression
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