Washington (ChatterShmatter) – Researchers have found a direct link between the thinning of a certain part of the human brain, and an increased risk of depression.
The imaging study focused on a group of volunteers and was conducted by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center.
By conducint the imaging study, they found a direct link between an increased risk of depression, and thinning of the brain..
The risk increased when the brain began to thin out on the right cortex, or the right side.
This was found to be most common when there was a family history of depression.
Thinning of the right side of the brain decreases the level of brain matter, spiking the risk of depression for the patient.
The study is set to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.