Scientists: Brain blasts may cause depression and anxiety

Experts say the brain blast may lead to depression, anxiety and panic attacks, according to new research.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco say they tested more than 10,000 participants in an eight-week study.

The study, published online Tuesday, showed participants who received brain blasts reported more depressive symptoms than those who didn’t receive the treatment.

Researchers say the findings may be a first step toward identifying new treatments that could help people who suffer from these conditions.

The researchers say their findings could help lead to new treatments for depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The treatment could include drugs that block a chemical known as serotonin.

The scientists say this may help people struggling with these conditions recover faster.

The research was published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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