Depressed brains are less “plastic”

The brains of people diagnosed with depression are less adaptable to their environments, a study emerging from Neuroscience Research Australia shows.

After magnetically stimulating 23 people diagnosed with clinical depression, and 23 “healthy” people, researchers found that the depressed participants did not react as expected. However, the others did: their brains adapted to stimuli.

They concluded that the brains of people with depression had reduced plasticity.

Read more at Neuroscience Research Australia