In this video, you’ll learn about depression which is one of the largest mental health diseases. Depression affects more than 350 million worldwide.
It was originally thought that depression was due a lack of the brain’s feel good chemical called serotonin. But while this may play a role, researchers now believe that the problem goes deeper.
There could also be an issue with the cell connections in the brain. Further, depressed people tend to have a smaller hippocampus. It’s a part of the brain that affects memory and emotion. The hoppocampus tends to shrink the longer someone is depressed. Stress seems to be a big factor in this event.
But the good news is that when stress subsides, the hippocampus will regenerate and grow.
Many people are pre-disposed to depression because studies indicate that there is a genetic marker.
Ultimately, depression is a serious disease with a biological basis. It’s much more than someone waking up sad one day and just needing a pep talk. Watch this video to get the full story.