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Groundbreaking Study Finds 4 Subtypes of Depression Based on Brain Scans


Depression can be grouped into four different subtypes based on distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dr. Conor Liston.

Using functional MRI scans from more than a thousand participants, Liston isolated four distinct neurotypes of depression, according to the study published in Nature Medicine.

The study’s findings “establishes biomarkers for depression, and it sheds new light on the physical underpinnings of psychological disease,” according to ExtremeTech, which covered Liston’s research.

Learn more about the study and its findings here.