Untangling depression and anxiety using hair samples in India

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Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and her colleagues have published a study that has found a connection between higher levels of the sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and lower levels of depression when analyzing hair samples of over 2,000 women in rural India. Learn more about how other sex hormones, such as testosterone and progesterone, may factor into depressive and anxiety disorders.

Other authors include: Andreas Walther, C. Tsao, Rohini Pande, Clemens Kirschbaum, and Erica Field.

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