Depression And Cortical Thinning Of The Brain

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Depression is an internalizing disorder that creates feelings of sadness, guilt and reduces energy. It has the ability to make small tasks seem very overwhelming. Depression affects aspects involving ones emotions, motivation, behavior, cognition and physicality’s. People who have reported depression are more women than men and they report having a loss of drive and spontaneity. Many of the common symptoms are feeling sad and miserable or even embarrassed and not being able to find pleasure in anything. Depression is prone to anyone of any age which makes it very close to all of us because we are all susceptible to it. As many people suffer from depression very few actually report it but for every person who has depression many of them do recover. There is a 50% recovery in 6 weeks and 90% in a life time but unfortunately there are also the …show more content…

There are several things that have been argued to be related to depression, for example cortical thinning as a result of depression. It is hypothesized that levels of depression have an effect on the thinning of the cerebral cortex, particularly the right region. In recent studies we see this hypothesis supported further.
In new studies researchers have found that there was a direct tie between family members who suffered from depression and cortical thinning even if the individuals themselves had ever had a depressive episode. And the region most targeted in the cerebral cortex is the right cortex which is the largest component of the brain which is believed to make these individuals more susceptible to

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