Brain Development Altered by Early Childhood Depression

The brains of children who suffer clinical depression as preschoolers develop abnormally, compared with the brains of preschoolers unaffected by the disorder, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Their gray matter — tissue that connects brain cells and carries signals between those cells and is involved in seeing, hearing, memory, decision-making, and emotion — is lower in volume and thinner in the cortex, a part of the brain important in the processing of emotions.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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