Depression chemical imbalance: A study from Harvard’s School of Public Health
Researchers at Harvard’s Department of Psychiatry are studying the link between depression and mental health, and are examining a possible connection between an excess of depression in the brain and depression.
The study, published in the journal Depression, looked at how much depression people with higher levels of depression suffered.
The study found that people who have more depression suffered more than those who were less depressed.
The researchers say their study could help explain why depression affects about 1 in 100 American adults.
“It is important to recognize that the association between depression severity and depressive symptoms is complex,” the authors write.
“We hypothesized that a more extreme depressive state might have a greater effect on psychological well-being, and we found this to be the case.”
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education.
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