Human neuropsin gene and social cognition in depression

Author(s): Monika Talarowska, Kinga Bobinska, Ezbieta Galecka, Janusz Szemraj, Piotr Galecki

Depressive disorders are increasingly more often linked with social cognition deficits, mainly in the scope of detecting subtle nonverbal signals. These skills are particularly important because of the fact that adequate identification of nonverbal emotional expression is a fundamental condition for effective interpersonal communication. The aim of this study is to evaluate expression on the mRNA level for the human neuropsin gene (hNP) in the group of patients with diagnosed depression, treated for the first time and treated for many years due to recurrent episodes of the disease.

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