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12 August 2010

Brain study predicts depression in kids

Brain regions that may play a role in the development of childhood anxiety have been pinpointed by researchers, and findings could lead to early detection for at-risk children.

Brain regions that may play a role in the development of childhood anxiety have been pinpointed by US researchers.

He and his colleagues scanned the brains of 238 young rhesus monkeys and found that increased activity in brain regions called the amygdala and the anterior hippocampus predicted anxious temperament.

 
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