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What physical effects does depression have on the brain?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many functional

Depression has been associated with memory impairments and may be associated with dementia.
Once a person has a depression, that person is at much greater risk of having another depression later in life. This shows that injury occurs, although it is not the kind of injury that is clearly evident on MRI or ct scans. The long-term effects of depression are related to how the brain functions.

In brief: Many functional

Depression has been associated with memory impairments and may be associated with dementia.
Once a person has a depression, that person is at much greater risk of having another depression later in life. This shows that injury occurs, although it is not the kind of injury that is clearly evident on MRI or ct scans. The long-term effects of depression are related to how the brain functions.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Smaller slower

Brain-imaging technologies have shown that the brains of people with depression look different than those without depression.
Depression coincides with a smaller hippocampus, a brain center crucial for memory and learning, as well as decreased activity in brain areas associated with excitability, reaction time, reward and memory. Treatment can halt detrimental effects of depression on the brain.

In brief: Smaller slower

Brain-imaging technologies have shown that the brains of people with depression look different than those without depression.
Depression coincides with a smaller hippocampus, a brain center crucial for memory and learning, as well as decreased activity in brain areas associated with excitability, reaction time, reward and memory. Treatment can halt detrimental effects of depression on the brain.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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