Identifying brain networks associated with immunoendocrine reactivity to social stress and depression during puberty

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We know that there are observable hormonal and immune responses to social stress. Adolescents, especially girls, who differ in how those systems respond to social-evaluative stress may be more at risk for developing depression. One important step is to investigate how the functioning of brain networks necessary for social processing is associated with both endocrine and immune system responses to peer social-evaluative stress and how this, in turn, is associated with depression.
Effective start/end date15/01/1914/01/22