According to this NPR piece, one of the effects of prolonged depression is that it can shrink your hippocampus. As we Dopers are too painfully aware, there’s more small minded folks out there than you can shake a stick at, and we don’t need any more! So if you’re suffering from depression, seek treatment fast (SSRIs seem to help protect the brain from damage)!
:eek: ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Well, have bookmarked that one for later cheerful reading.
MUST get act together - get back to doctor.
Um, thanks, Tuckerfan. I think.
Well, that’s depressing.