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What is Astrocytes?
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Depletion of particular brain tissue linked to chronic depression, suicide: Study
In recent research, a common characteristic has been found in the brain structure of people who died by suicide. There was a sharp fall in the density of ‘Astrocytes’, a particular nerve cell throughout the brain.
What are Astrocytes?
How does reduction in astrocytes have negative effects?
Three regions of the brain that are considered to be responsible for emotion regulation were studied— the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, dorsal caudate nucleus, and mediodorsal thalamus.