Neurotrophins

What are neurotrophins?

Neurotrophins, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), regulate neuronal survival and growth during development. Effects of neurotrophins on neuronal transmission in the hippocampus, cortex, cerebellum, and basal forebrain are important for learning and memory processes.

What is the evidence for changes in neurotrophins in people with PTSD?

Moderate to low quality evidence found no significant differences in BDNF levels between people with PTSD and controls.

August 2021

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Last updated at: 2:41 am, 2nd August 2021
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