Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Imaging Technology May Be Used To Diagnose Melancholic Depression: "Gerard Sanacora, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Depression Research Program, said the reductions in cortical GABA and increased glutamate were particularly associated with the presence of melancholic and psychotic features in patients with major depressive disorder. Melancholia is a relatively common form of depression marked by insomnia, loss of appetite, and loss of pleasure."