Translational Psychiatry identified a pattern linking accumulation of amyloid beta proteins associated with cognitive decline to a reduction of serotonin, which is linked to depression. The study, which included 20 adults with late-life depression without bipolar or psychotic symptoms and 20 healthy adults who did not have depression, used PET scans with radiotracers to analyze Aβ and serotonin transporter levels."/> Translational Psychiatry identified a pattern linking accumulation of amyloid beta proteins associated with cognitive decline to a reduction of serotonin, which is linked to depression. The study, which included 20 adults with late-life depression without bipolar or psychotic symptoms and 20 healthy adults who did not have depression, used PET scans with radiotracers to analyze Aβ and serotonin transporter levels."/> PET scan data link depression to amyloid beta, serotonin

PET scan data link depression to amyloid beta, serotonin

2021-10-13

Research published in Translational Psychiatry identified a pattern linking accumulation of amyloid beta proteins associated with cognitive decline to a reduction of serotonin, which is linked to depression. The study, which included 20 adults with late-life depression without bipolar or psychotic symptoms and 20 healthy adults who did not have depression, used PET scans with radiotracers to analyze Aβ and serotonin transporter levels.

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