›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 609-.

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Clinical and pathogenesis researches on depressive disorder in China

PENG Dai-hui, FANG Yi-ru   

  1. Division of Mood Disorder, Shanghai Mental Health Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2010-06-25 Published:2010-06-28


The clinical researches of depressive disorder have indicated that the standardized guideline and practice for the prevention and treatment of depressive disorder are far from realization. Moreover, there is much room for improvement in the systematic studies of prognosis of depressive disorder. Researches of biological mechanism involve fields such as genetics, neurobiochemistry and endocrinology, neural electrophysiology and imaging. However, there have been less findings in specific biomarkers, and some results are even inconsistent. There is a long way to go for the studies of clinical and pathogenesis of depressive disorder. This paper hopes to arise more attention and collaboration on depressive disorder studies among the peers.

Key words: depressive disorder, neurogenesis, genetics, electrophysiology, neuroimaging