ID 101793
Title Transcription
ウツビョウ ノ ノウカガク
Title Alternative
Brain sciences for the understanding of depression
Author
Ueno, Shu-ichi Department of Psychiatry, Course of Integrated Brain Sciences, Medical Informatic, Institute of Health Bioscienes, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Keywords
depression
serotonin transporter
DNA chip
magnetic resonance spectroscopy
near infrared spectroscopy
sex hormone
Parkinson’s disease
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Depression is a very popular mental disorder that affects about 10% of population throughout life and its prevalence is around 2 to 5%. More than 30,000 people died by suicide per year in Japan and about half of suicides were estimated to be suffered from depression. Although depression is treatable by pharmacotherapy, the diagnosis of depression is still difficult for primary care doctor because there is no reliable marker. We are now trying to find a new marker for depression with molecular biology and brain imaging study. We are also analyzing the mood changes during menstruation cycles and between pre and post operation of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease patients. In this article, I review the strategy for understanding of depression in our department with brain sciences.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
61
Issue
1-2
Start Page
7
End Page
12
Sort Key
7
Published Date
2005-04-25
Remark
FullText File
language
jpn