Schizophrenia Research Forum

Hyperactive clues to depression

A recent report in Nature links hyperactive synapses in the lateral habenula  to learned helplessness in rats — a model for human depression. What’s more, applying deep brain stimulation, a protocol that alleviates depression in humans, to the lateral habenula also reduced learned helplessness in rats.

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