Hormonal contraceptives affect the brain women and lead to structural changes. This affects the function of gray and white matter. To such conclusion scientists from the University of California in the study of the health status of 90 women. Information provided by the publication of Zee News.
Intake of oral contraceptives decreased the posterior cingulate. This area is responsible for the regulation of emotions and the reward system. In the cortex posterior cingulate deposited personal memories, goals and future plans.
Abnormalities in the structure of orbitofrontal cortex can cause the development of symptoms of depression, anxiety. Scientists plan to conduct additional studies to determine whether recovering cortex after administration of hormonal contraceptives.