Schematic diagram of test scores and the three depression sub-types.

30 Oct 2018
Ipsita Herlekar

The study for the first time has identified three distinct sub-types of depression.

D1: This sub-type is characterized by high functional connectivity of the brain and a history of childhood trauma.

D2: This sub-type is characterized by high functional connectivity of the brain and an absence of childhood trauma.

D3: This sub-type is characterized by both low functional connectivity of the brain and absence of childhood trauma.

Credit: 
Neural Computational Unit, OIST.

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