- Cathy Barr, The Toronto Western Hospital
- Ruth Benca, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Secondo Fassino, Turin University
- Morten Hesse, University of Aarhus
- Ute Lewitzka, TU Dresden
- Paul Lysaker, VA Medical center
- Frank Neuner, Bielefeld University
- Mark Powers, University of Texas at Austin
- Lon S Schneider, University of Southern California
- Florian Seemüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
- Emanuel Severus, TU Dresden
- Martin Teicher, Harvard Medical School
- Wei Wang, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Alice Murray, BioMed Central
A review of the literature suggests that a decrease in insular activity might play a key role in the neuropathology of depression, but further research is required to find the specific brain regions involved.
Two thirds of women exposed to gender based violence report the first onset of ‘mental disturbance’ in the first 1-5 years of the abuse, calling for increased preventative action to be taken during this time.
In a selected South-East London community, 62.6% of people sought informal help for their mental health problems, highlighting the importance of informal services and research into this sector.
In a Sri Lankan sample, depression in Parkinson's disease was found to be significantly associated with the stage of illness, as well as functional impairment and caregiver dependence amongst other factors.
Blood sampling results suggest that the protein 'neurotrophin 4/5' could have a protective role against oxidative stress, which seems to have a positive impact on neurocognition in schizophrenia.
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