Brain’s memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain’s memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

290
SHARE

Today:- Toronto, April – An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

The area, known as hippocampus, is a seahorse-shaped structure located deep inside the brain.

As part of the limbic system, it plays an important role in memory processing and spatial cognition, including how mammals learn to understand and navigate their environment.

Hippocampus have been long known for its role in memory and dementia, especially in relation to Alzheimer’s disease. In Alzheimer’s patients for instance, this region is one of the first areas of the brain to suffer damage.

The study showed that the ventral hippocampus in rats, a sub-region that correlates to the anterior hippocampus in humans — a sub-region located at the front — plays a role in emotional regulation.

“What this shows is that we may need to rethink how the hippocampus processes information,” said Rutsuko Ito, Associate professor at the University of Toronto-Scarborough.

The study, published in the journal Current Biology, revealed that because hippocampus plays a role in basic motivational behaviour, it may also offer important insights into a range of mental health illnesses.

Addiction, for example, could be linked to deficits of approach motivation. Anxiety and depression on the other hand could be linked to avoidance behaviours, all of which could manifest itself in this part of the brain, Ito said.

“Some patients have lesions to certain areas of this part of the brain, so hopefully we can assess them to see what particular aspects of approach avoidance behaviour may or may not be impacted,” the researchers said.
IANS

53 COMMENTS

  1. I am curious to find out what blog platform you’re utilizing?
    I’m having some small security problems with my latest website and I’d like to find
    something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

  2. What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I
    have discovered It positively helpful and it
    has helped me out loads. I am hoping to give
    a contribution & assist different users like its helped me.
    Great job.

  3. I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your site.
    It looks like some of the text in your content are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback
    and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This could be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Many thanks

  4. I have been browsing online greater than three hours these days, yet I by no means discovered any fascinating article like yours. It’s lovely price sufficient for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the net will be much more helpful than ever before.|

  5. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays.|

  6. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!|

  7. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!|

  8. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!|

  9. Excellent website. Plenty of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you for your effort!|

  10. Link exchange is nothing else but it is just placing the other person’s web site link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do same in support of you.|

  11. If some one wishes expert view concerning running a blog after that i recommend him/her to pay a quick visit this webpage, Keep up the good work.|

  12. Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read this article i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible paragraph.|

  13. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.|

  14. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is excellent, let alone the content!|

  15. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site, for the reason that i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations genuinely nice funny stuff too.|

  16. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site. Studying this info So i am satisfied to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed. I so much definitely will make certain to do not fail to remember this site and provides it a glance on a relentless basis.|

  17. A person necessarily lend a hand to make seriously posts I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible. Excellent task!|

  18. Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!|

  19. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers to write content available for you? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome web log!|

  20. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thank you|

  21. Heya exceptional blog! Does running a blog such as this take a large amount of work? I have very little expertise in coding but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject but I simply had to ask. Kudos!|

  22. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!|

  23. Hey there outstanding blog! Does running a blog similar to this require a massive amount work? I have very little knowledge of coding but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic however I just had to ask. Thank you!|

  24. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this piece of writing i thought i could also make comment due to this good piece of writing.|

  25. This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!|

  26. Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!|

  27. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!|

  28. Microsoft Office or are just looking to refresh your skills for any job or the one you’re already in, you’re in the right spot. Our lessons give a mix of text message, video, interactives, and issues to practice what you have learned, so you can learn the basics and more of Access, Exceed, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. You’ll also learn tips, tricks, shortcuts, and more to higher use these programs at work and life. Let’s begin!

LEAVE A REPLY