Scientists drew attention to depression in children

Depression is a mental disorder associated with decreased self-esteem and apathy. Depression is a complex illness depressive-manic psychosis, but independent pathology "depression" doctors will not do. Perhaps after a number of studies conducted in recent years, who will revise their views on this disease.

Scientists from the University of Washington confirmed data about the dangers of depression for the child's mind. The disease disrupts the nervous system and slows down the process of brain development of the child.

The study involved children 3-6 years of age with clinical depression. As one of the stages of examination of the patients had MRI analysis of the brain.

For seven years the children had a repeat MRI scan, which confirmed that the brains of children who have had depression, and grows more slowly. This deviation can be attributed to these children at risk of more serious mental disorders.

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