Our brain is composed of 100 billion brain cells which allows us to experience the emotions of living. At certain times during our lifetime, we encounter bouts of depression. Depression affects cognition, sleeping pattern, eating pattern, our desire to do what we used to enjoy, our sociability, our mood, among other things. Depression affects the brain in a negative way. That is why it is important to seek help at the first occurrence of a depressive episode. The good news is that counseling and treatment help the brain to regenerate, a process called neurogenesis. Brain cells have the ability to repair themselves and create new pathways, a process called neuroplasticity. Remarkable? A resounding yes.
The Key Mental Health Institute LLC
Jane Janer, Psy.D.