Severe depression can also decrease and increase appetite
BONN: Depression and depression have become a major crisis worldwide, and now scientists have discovered a clear link between depression and loss of appetite.
On the other hand, there are changes in the brain during depression that are not easy to understand with conventional biomarkers. It is also true that each patient’s condition and symptoms may vary.
But now scientists at the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany have come to the conclusion that the direct effect of depression changes the appetite, that is, often the appetite decreases and sometimes it can increase, and it is closely related to the brain system. . All of this research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry.
According to psychologists, there are many forms of depression, it affects the motivation to act, sometimes it affects emotions and feelings. Depression patients are not interested in any hard work and its fruits. Some patients reported that their appetite increased during depression and some complained of loss.
Experts from the University Hospital Bonn and the University of Tübingen have jointly carried out a study in which patients underwent brain MRI and found that depression can affect appetite and food cravings. In this study, several patients were asked questions about depression and hunger and brain scans were also taken. In addition, functional connections between different parts of the brain were also noted. In particular, the behavior of the demand for an item was also observed in the brain.
In many patients, it was observed that the appetite went away due to depression, and in some patients, the appetite increased. When their brains were analyzed and their neural connections were observed, experts were able to tell in the case of depression which person would have a decreased appetite or which patient would have an increased appetite. This study found that depression can be predicted in a patient by looking at the decrease in appetite.
Scientists believe that this research will help in neuromodulation and modeling of the brain, which will make it possible to understand depression.