Depression gland "the size of a 1¢ coin" grows depending on severity of depression

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have pinpointed a neurological trend in those genetically predisposed with depression.

State Hermitage Museum, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia. Photo by Sasha Freemind / Unsplash
  • The left hypothalamus is enlarged in those genetically predisposed to suffer from depression.
  • The worse the form of depression is, the larger the hypothalamus.
  • While no cure for this enlargement is yet known, researchers now know where to focus their efforts.
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