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Brain "Thinning" May Indicate Susceptibility to Depression

March 23, 2009

A thinning in the right hemisphere of the brain may be associated with a higher risk for depression U.S. researchers report...

"The difference was so great that at first we almost didn't believe it," study first author Dr. Bradley Peterson, director of child and adolescent psychiatry and director of MRI research at Columbia and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, said in the news release. "But we checked and re-checked all of our data, and we looked for all possible alternative explanations, and still the difference was there."

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