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.)

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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