Notes On ' Mood Disorders '

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Your name: Alexa Lombardo
Group members: Caitlin Lehane, Selena Ainzuain
Assignment 3-6
25 points each
Portfolio Written Assignment #6
Class Topic/Book Chapter: Mood Disorders/Chapter 14
Brain area: Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
What article?
1. Article Reference in APA format. You are also graded here for how appropriate and well selected the article is.
Sequeria, A., Morgan, L., Walsh, D.M., Cartagena, P.M., Choudary, P., Li, J., & Vawter, M.P. (2012). Gene expression changes in the prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex and nucleus accumbens of mood disorders subjects that committed suicide. Plos ONE, 7(4), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035367

About Article (Questions 2-6) TO BE COMPLETED AS A GROUP
2. What was this research study broadly about? What was the specific research question the authors tried to answer? Answer will likely be found by a critical reading of the INTRODUCTION.
Researchers wanted to look into the gene expression changes associated with suicide in the brains of both suicide and non-suicide patients with mood disorders. The researchers looked at the three regions of the brain that are often related to suicidal behavior alterations and behaviors known to be altered in mood disorders

3. Why did the authors do this study? Why was it worth it? What was missing in the literature- what was the GAP the researchers seeked to fill? Answer will likely be found by a critical reading of the INTRODUCTION.
There have been many studies done comparing the genes…

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