HOW CAN WE USE NEUROTRANSMITTERS IN EMOTION AND REWARD SYSTEM TO STUDY DEPRESSION?

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

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Title HOW CAN WE USE NEUROTRANSMITTERS IN EMOTION AND REWARD SYSTEM TO STUDY DEPRESSION?
 
Creator Zhang, Pan
 
Subject Depression
Emotion
Monoamine Neurotransmitter
Antidepressant Drug
Side Effects
 
Description Depression is the most common and widespread psychiatric disorder severely affecting people’s lives at all ages. Factors from social, psychological, and biological aspects can contribute to depression, and many hypotheses are associated with biological factors involved in the aetiology of depression such as genes and neurotransmitters. As three monoamine neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, are involved in the regulation of mood and motivation in emotion and reward system, the dysfunction of neurotransmitters of depressive patients can lead to their abnormal symptoms. This paper will discuss how the behaviour of these neurotransmitters has helped develop antidepressant drugs for treating depression. Although helpful, antidepressant drugs have other negative health outcomes on users such as side effects. Research on antidepressants has led to the development of new drugs such as nasal spray and skin patch which has shown to alleviate symptoms of depressive patients. Current treatments with a potential reduction of side effects are suggested on new applications for improving public health condition. Furthermore, other non-medical factors such as social engagement and physical activity are also involved in treating depression.
 
Publisher Global Research & Development Services Publishing
 
Date 2019-11-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/2189
10.20319/lijhls.2019.53.4162
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 5 No 3 (2019): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/2189/3639
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Pan Zhang
 

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