Research: Antidepressants May Help Protect Brain Scientists find that prolonged depression without treatment can cause the hippocampus, a region in the brain that is crucial for learning and memory, to shrink. But studies show that exercise and antidepressants can preserve hippocampus size. NPR's Joe Palca reports.
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Scientists find that prolonged depression without treatment can cause the hippocampus, a region in the brain that is crucial for learning and memory, to shrink. But studies show that exercise and antidepressants can preserve hippocampus size. NPR's Joe Palca reports.