Monday, June 11, 2018

Spirituality aids Stress, Depression

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?

Her research has indicated that people with habitual spiritual practices show cortical thickening in the prefrontal cortex. Intriguingly, she says that individuals who live with chronic depression experience cortical thinning in the same brain region.

This has led her to argue that spirituality and depression are likely “two sides of the same coin.”
Maybe more generically, a relaxed, non-attached mind and depression are likely two sides of the same coin.

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