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Biological Link Between Stress, Anxiety and Depression

April 13, 2010

Scientists at The University of Western Ontario have discovered the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression. By identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, this high impact research led by Stephen Ferguson of Robarts Research Institute shows exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to depression. The study also reveals a small molecule inhibitor developed by Ferguson, which may provide a new and better way to treat anxiety, depression and other related disorders. Stephen Ferguson of Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario explains his research on the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression. Credit: The University of Western Ontario