Contributing Author: Basar Cenik, MD, PhD
Date Uploaded onto Website: April 5, 2016
Overview: Wouldn’t it be great if people could just “snap out” of depression, as some friends or family may think they can do? This review describes in understandable language how a recent study used optogenetics to activate memory engrams of positive experiences to reduce depression-like behaviors in mice.
Author Affiliations: Basar Cenik, MD, PhD is a PGY3 resident from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a 2015-16 NNCI Scholar. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.