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Brain, Neurotransmitters and Depression

What regions of the brain and neurotransmitters are associated with the symptoms of depression? What regions are activated by stress? How are the stress response and depression related?

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What regions of the brain and neurotransmitters are associated with the symptoms of depression?

The following neurotransmitters are associated with the symptoms of depression:
Norepinephrine—some people experience high levels while some experience low levels.
Cortisol—some people experience high levels while some experience low levels.
Serotonin—people with depression have decreased levels of serotonin at the synapses.
Dopamine—people with depression have decreased levels of dopamine

http://www.allaboutdepression.com/cau_02.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro02/web1/mschlimme.html

What regions are activated by stress?

The following regions are activated by stress:
Amygdala—the amygdala (which is part of the brain) sends a distress signal to the ...

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