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Chronic depression shrinks brain’s memories and emotions

Jul 2nd, 2015 by

Global study finds the more episodes of depression, the greater the reduction in hippocampus size, but it was very likely damage was reversible

The hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, shrinks in people with recurrent and poorly treated depression, a global study has found.

The findings highlighted the importance of treating depression early, particularly in teenagers and young adults, the study concluded.

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