Understanding Depression: A Disorder Surging amid the Pandemic
Depression is a disorder in which chronic stress triggers an abnormality in the brain. Much of the mechanism behind it remains a mystery, but in recent years attention has focused on inflammation that occurs in certain brain cells. We look at why this inflammation occurs and how it causes depression, and hear from an expert who hopes to use this knowledge to create a new drug to treat depression. Studies are also being done on whether stress can be relieved through certain aromas.
People with depression were found to have fewer oligodendrocytes
This doctor aims to create a new type of drug for depression
This neuroscientist does research on aromas that reduce stress levels
A certain aroma was shown to reduce the stress levels of a mouse