How The Brains Of People With Depression Differ From Healthy Brains

Did you know that not only can depression affect your mood, but how your brain functions as well? Here at Reboot, our team is highly trained in mood disorders like depression. Below we’ve highlighted some important facts about just how much your brain can be affected by depression.

What Area Of My Brain Can Be Affected?

Here are some of the areas that are commonly altered due to depression. The hippocampus, frontal and prefrontal cortices, your thalamus, and the amygdala. While this may sound scary at first, our team specializes in unique therapeutic techniques to help you fight back against your depression.

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What Are The Ways My Brain May Change?

Studies have concluded that depression can greatly affect the appearance and function of the brain over time. Some of these include but are not limited to shrinkage, inflammation, a change in oxygen levels, structural abnormalities, and cognitive issues. Each of these could happen in tandem with the more typical symptoms of depression including mood swings, sadness, irritability, and a loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed.

When Should I Reach Out To A Professional?

While it can often seem intimidating to let someone know that you need help with your depression, here at Reboot, we only want to help you feel your best. If you are having a difficult time and can’t seem to see your way out, our team is here for you. Whether you are interested in talk therapy or one of our more innovative services like brain mapping, we have the professional tools available to combat this illness.

Schedule A Consultation With Reboot Today

To learn more about just how much your depression can affect your daily life and overall health and wellness, give us a call now. We would love to work with you one on one to get through your depression together. You can read about some of our recent success stories here. Contact us to schedule your first appointment with our team!