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Neurotransmitter Functioning In Major Depressive Disorder

This video is part 1 of a series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video introduces the monoamine imbalance theory of MDD and reviews the overlap of the monoamine pathways and neural circuitry in the brain, before taking a more in-depth look at serotonin, its receptor subtypes, and some of its proposed actions. The video concludes with a brief review of some proposed roles for dopamine, norepinephrine, α receptors, non-monoamine neurotransmitters, and glutamate in MDD.

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