Patients with lymphoma will often experience depression. But what exactly is depression? Is there a biological basis? In this informative video from AsapSCIENCE, viewers learn that the brain and genetics play very important roles in depression development.
Depression is not something that one can simply “snap out of” or “get over.” Studies have shown that specific areas of the brain are affected when a person suffers from depression. In particular, the hippocampus is markedly smaller in people who have depression than those who don’t and it continues to get smaller the longer a person is depressed.
It is now believed that depression is genetic. In fact, many genes have been identified that could increase the likelihood of developing depression.
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