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Predicting Mental Disorder: Your Amygdala Offers Depression Clues Up To 4 Years In Advance

Predicting Mental Disorder: Your Amygdala Offers Depression Clues Up To 4 Years In Advance

Often our bodies provide clues of an impending breakdown: Palpitations may signal a future heart condition, loss of breath, a brief bout of bronchitis. Are there similar clues of future mental illnesses lying hidden within the folds of our brains? By measuring activity in the amygdala, a new Duke University study finds, scientists may predict who will become depressed or anxious in response to a stressful life event.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/predicting-mental-disorder-your-amygdala-offers-depression-clues-4-years-advance-320784#.VNNWzn_aoIA.twitter via @medicaldailycom
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