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Axios Feb 7, 2017
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Brain scans of babies can find depression, anxiety

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth. A research team analyzed brain scans of newborns and found that the strength and pattern of connections between certain brain regions predicted the likelihood of developing excessive sadness, shyness, nervousness, or separation anxiety by age two.

Why this matters: These sorts of symptoms have been linked to clinical depression and anxiety disorders in older children and adults.