Taking note of modifiable neurobiological risk factors in adolescent depression

Grant, Ross
September 2012
International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological D;Sep-Dec2012, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p165
Academic Journal
The author discusses the role of psychosocial elements in the development of adolescent depression. According to the author, chronic inflammation and alteration of cell membrane fluidity are potentially modifiable biological factors in adolescent depression. He points out that the availability of neurotransmitters and membrane fluidity are important in cell signalling in the brain. He also points out the detrimental effect of omega-3 deficiency on the mental health of adolescents.


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