Stress and the susceptible brain

Patterns of connections between brain cells could determine vulnerability to stress, depression

Neurons like this one (green) can become active in times of stress. A new study in mice shows that the connections a neuron develops could make the difference between shrugging off stress and entering a depressive episode.

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