The increased incidence of depression and anxiety in the modern world is thought to result from a complex mixture of economic and political instability, information overload and exposure to social media. We are investigating personality-based molecular and hormonal changes in brain that result from stress as part of the etiology of affective disturbances such as personality disorders, anxiety, mania and depression. Currently, we employ a wide array of molecular and genetic tools to address this topic.
Our mission is to understand the influence of stress and stress vulnerability to facilitate the development of biomarkers permitting clinical identification or/and improved therapeutic approaches for susceptible individuals prone to depression, anxiety, substance abuse.
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