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Decreased expression of synapse-related genes and loss of synapses in major depressive disorder : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group
nature.com — “Ronald Duman and colleagues report that synapse number is reduced in subjects with major depressive disorder. This is associated with decreased expression of synapse-related genes and increased expression of the transcriptional repressor, GATA1. Expression of GATA1 in prefrontal cortex neurons decreases the expression of synapse-related genes, reduces dendrite branching and produces depressive behavior in a rat model of depression.” View full resource at nature.com
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Shelley Webb is truly the voice of experience when it comes to caregiving. With more than 30 years of service as a Registered Nurse, RN Case Manager, Geriatric Care Manager and caregiver to her father, she has “been there and done that” both personally and professionally. An “overnight” caregiver to her father, her priorities instantly changed and so did her workplace.
As “The Intentional Caregiver” and President of The Eldercare Support Groups, Shelley and her network of experts have become the definitive source for educational materials, encouragement and successful strategies to enable the caregiver to create an easier, less stressful and even more rewarding role.
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