Experts from the Medical College Weill Cornell found that depression is a highly complex disease that includes four distinct pathology. To such conclusion scientists have come under analysis 1100 MRI images of patients with depressive disorders and healthy people without mental illness. The results reports Psych Central.
Scientists say there are four subtypes of depression. The first and the fourth option is the most pronounced changes in the neural connections in the area responsible for behavior, anxiety and excessive suspiciousness.
It is possible that further study of abnormal neural networks in the human brain will allow us to better understand the problem. At the moment, the treatment of depression is quite standardized, although mental illness requires an individual approach.