Why depression is not just about mood, but also about brain function
What do you think of when you hear the word depression?
Do you have symptoms?
Are you depressed?
Is it possible to treat depression?
The short answer is no.
But that’s what’s so frustrating and perplexing about this new study.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, led by psychiatrist James O. Pritchard, recruited 38 people with severe depression and then measured their brain activity.
They also measured their moods.
They found that patients with depression who were having a bad day at work had significantly higher activity in areas of the brain involved in emotion regulation, emotion regulation related to emotion regulation and emotion regulation associated with mood.
They were also better able to regulate emotions with the use of their own brains than patients with other forms of depression.
The researchers concluded that depressed patients’ brains were involved in processing emotion, but the brain processes emotions were different.
They wrote: “Our findings suggest that the brain’s emotions are not just processed in response to a person’s symptoms, but rather, are mediated by different brain areas.”
This is not the first study that has found that depressed people are different.
In a 2011 study, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina examined the brains of 50 people with a history of major depression.
They noticed that depressed subjects were more likely to have abnormal white matter, a structure in the brain that connects the two hemispheres.
They compared that with healthy people.
They concluded that depression patients had abnormal white, and more of it, in their brains.
What’s different about this study is that it looked at the people’s symptoms and their brain activation.
They didn’t look at the actual brain activity, but it was a pretty big deal to them.
It’s a huge issue for many people with depression, and it raises a lot of questions about the way depression is treated.
Is depression real?
We don’t know.
Depression is a condition that affects a lot more than just mood, and we don’t really know how it occurs.
There’s a lot we don.
What we do know is that when people have depression, the brain has to deal with some emotions that are hardwired into our brains.
We know that the amygdala, the part of the limbic system, which is the center of emotion regulation in the human brain, is important for our emotional reactions.
We also know that a person with depression has reduced levels of serotonin in the prefrontal cortex, which regulates emotional responses.
So, there’s a whole bunch of things that we don, as humans, do to help deal with these emotions.
The problem with depression is that the symptoms are so severe that they’re hard to treat.
The symptoms are severe enough that the disease may be more than a mental disorder, it may be a chronic disease.
This article was produced by Slate’s Science and Health team.