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The Depression Effect On The Brain

In patients with severe depression, there is an area in the frontal lobe (called the prefrontal cortex) in which there seems to be diminished functional capacity, describes Dr. M. Beatriz Currier, Medical Director of Cancer Patient Support Center with Miami Cancer Institute. She uses a digital diagram to explain what a firing brain cell looks like. For example, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are key chemicals that need to be transmitted effectively in order to mediate the symptoms of well-being in mental health, she says.

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