sadness yield brain link
Distinct brain areas involved
in emotion and attention together seem to foster depression as well
as ordinary bouts of sadness.
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Helen S. Mayberg
Rotman Research Institute
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1
Charles B. Nemeroff
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Atlanta, GA 30322
News, Vol. 155, No. 20, May 15, 1999, p. 308.
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