A study by researchers in Aberdeen published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that electroconvulsive therapy “has lasting effects on the functional architecture of the brain,” reducing functional connectivity in and around the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The authors suggests that the results add weight to the “hyperconnectivity hypothesis” of depression.
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