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Thinning Brain Cortex May Signal Depression

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Thinning Brain Cortex May Signal Depression

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Thinning Brain Cortex May Signal Depression

Thinning Brain Cortex May Signal Depression

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A new study suggests that a thinning of the brain cortex is associated with an increased risk of developing depression. Psychiatrist and MRI expert Brad Peterson explains what the cortex does and what the study results may mean for people with a family history of depression.

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