Anti-Depressant Drugs May Protect Brain From Damage Due to Depression

Antidepressant drugs may protect brain from damage due to depression

Studying women with histories of clinical depression, researchers have found that the use of antidepressant drugs appears to protect a key brain structure often damaged by depression. Previous research has shown that a region of the brain involved in learning and memory, called the hippocampus, is smaller in people who have been clinically depressed than in those who never have suffered a depressive episode. Now, researchers have found that this region is not quite as small in depressed patients who have taken antidepressant drugs.

(That’s just a summary, there’s much more at the linked site.)

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