Diagnostic Neuroimaging

Utah Depression Research

Our research team proposes to treat mood disorders and depression in Utah with nutritional supplements to increase good energy levels in the brain. We use brain scans to look at brain chemistry to give researchers a better understanding of mood disorders.

Latest News

May 13, 2015

Key to Mountain States' 'Suicide Belt': Thin Air? - U of U School of Medicine

The suicide rate in the American West—Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—is roughly 1.5 times higher than in the rest of the nation (18-plus suicides per 100,000 people compared to 12.5), earning it the morbid moniker "the Suicide Belt." Now researchers out of the University of Utah are reporting in the journal High Altitude Medicine & Biology that they think they may know why: hypobaric hypoxia, aka thin air.... Read More

Mar 26, 2015

Thin air, high altitudes cause depression in female rats. ScienceDaily. - U of U School of Medicine

Oxygen intake contributes to depression, scientists have surmised after a study shows that thin air and high altitudes causes depression in female rats. "The significance of this animal study is that it can isolate hypoxia as a distinct risk factor for depression in those living at altitude (hypobaric hypoxia) or with other chronic hypoxic conditions such as COPD, asthma or smoking, independent of other risk factors," says the lead author on the study. ... Read More



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Diagnostic Neuroimaging
Department of Psychiatry
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