Neural Plasticity

Neural Plasticity in Mood Disorders


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1Jilin University, Changchun, China

2University of Toledo, Toledo, USA

3Washington State University, Pullman, USA


Neural Plasticity in Mood Disorders

Description

Over the years a number of theories of mood disorders have been proposed, including modulation of monoaminergic neurotransmission, alterations in neurotrophic factors, and the upregulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. However, these theories have not been sufficient to completely explain the pathology and treatment of mood disorders. Recently, neural plasticity theories of mood disorders have been widely developed, in part as an extension of these previous theories. Many studies show that depression, chronic stress, and other mood disorders may decrease neural plasticity, resulting in a reduced number of synaptic connections in brain structures known to be involved in depressive symptomology. This, in turn, can reduce chances of cell survival, particularly for new neurons, as well as decreased efficiency of neural connections. Conversely, antidepressant treatment increases neural plasticity and can increase cell survival. Thus, accumulating evidence demonstrates that neural plasticity may play an important role in mood disorders. This special issue will gather together recent findings that bridge the gap between previous theories and new theories that focus on neural plasticity.

For this reason, in this special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will help us better understand the relationship between neural plasticity and mood disorders.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Targeting dopamine transmission in depression
  • Estrogen, stress, and anxiety in females
  • Serotonin and neural plasticity in mood disorders
  • Neural plasticity in depression
  • Neural plasticity and drug addiction: connection to mood disorders
  • The role of brain-gut peptide in mood disorders
  • Sleep and plasticity in depression
  • Neurotrophic factors, neuronal plasticity, and depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy-induced brain plasticity in mood disorders

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3745251
  • - Editorial

Neural Plasticity in Mood Disorders

F. Scott Hall | Aijun Li | Bingjin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9803764
  • - Review Article

The Role of Cell Adhesion Molecule Genes Regulating Neuroplasticity in Addiction

Dawn E. Muskiewicz | George R. Uhl | F. Scott Hall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5181925
  • - Review Article

HINT1 in Neuropsychiatric Diseases: A Potential Neuroplastic Mediator

Peng Liu | Zhongwei Liu | ... | Yonghui Dang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5870735
  • - Review Article

Neural Plasticity Is Involved in Physiological Sleep, Depressive Sleep Disturbances, and Antidepressant Treatments

Meng-Qi Zhang | Rui Li | ... | Zhi-Li Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9160515
  • - Research Article

Neural Plasticity Associated with Hippocampal PKA-CREB and NMDA Signaling Is Involved in the Antidepressant Effect of Repeated Low Dose of Yueju Pill on Chronic Mouse Model of Learned Helplessness

Zhilu Zou | Yin Chen | ... | Gang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7260130
  • - Review Article

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Depression, and Physical Activity: Making the Neuroplastic Connection

Cristy Phillips
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5282670
  • - Review Article

Emotion Processing by ERP Combined with Development and Plasticity

Rui Ding | Ping Li | ... | Wenbo Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6986983
  • - Review Article

Effect of Hypoxic Injury in Mood Disorder

Fenglian Zhao | Junling Yang | Ranji Cui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9724371
  • - Review Article

The Link between Depression and Chronic Pain: Neural Mechanisms in the Brain

Jiyao Sheng | Shui Liu | ... | Xuewen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7838035
  • - Research Article

Abnormal Functional Connectivity of Ventral Anterior Insula in Asthmatic Patients with Depression

Yuqun Zhang | Yuan Yang | ... | Yonggui Yuan
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