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Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain

Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New research identifies the brain chemicals and circuits involved in mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, giving potential new directions to their treatment.

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Hilary J.'s curator insight, February 13, 5:10 PM

The field of research on brain chemistry and mental illness is still young, though the research that has been done is promising. This new field is allowing clinicians to develop different and more effective treatments for several mental illnesses. Specifically, research on childhood anxiety and brain structure has shown that anxiety experienced in childhood may change the way that the amygdala connects to other regions of the brain. The amygdala plays a role in emotion regulation and is considered to be part of the limbic system. This finding can possibly explain how early life stresses contribute to future emotional and behavioral issues. If anxiety can be traced back to childhood, then treatment interventions as an adult may be different then if anxiety wasn't experienced in childhood.

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Anxious brains have child-like circuits

Anxious brains have child-like circuits | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A study suggests anxiety in adults can result from specific parts of the amygdala remaining like those of a child.

 

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