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Using fMRI to understand and potentially prevent depression in girls

Stanford psychology researchers are using imaging techniques to learn more about what happens in the brains of young girls at risk of depression and, as recently described here, they're exploring a novel way to train brains away from negative situations. Ian Gotlib, PhD, discusses the work, which represents a "critical step in learning how to prevent the onset of a depressive episode," in a Stanford Report article and the video above.

And for more on the topic, my colleague recently reported on adolescent depression and efforts to prevent it in Stanford Medicine.

Previously: Using brain-training games to stave off depression in adolescents

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