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Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
April 03, 2014

Chronic depression is associated with shrinkage of brain areas that are involved in memory. Regular physical activity, such as walking an hour a day, enlarges these brain areas and improves function––probably the best antidepressant of all!

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, The Rockefeller University
1998 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
2005 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
Foundation Scientific Council Member

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