08/26/2011 05:12 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

Brain's Response To Sad Movies Linked To Depression Relapse Risk

The brains of people who relapse into depression differ from those of people who maintain a recovery, a new study shows. The finding could provide insight into why some people relapse and why certain therapies may help. Researchers found that the areas of the brain that lit up when the formerly depressed people watched a sad movie corresponded with whether the patients ultimately needed more treatment.

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