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Daily Mail credits Freud with being correct about depression

June 5, 2012

In case you were unable to accept his new-fangled European ideas to date, the Daily Mail reports that Freud is now creditable:

Freud was right: Depression IS linked to feelings of guilt

  • MRI brain scans show depressed people respond more strongly to guilt
  • First scan that confirms Freud’s theories of depression

PUBLISHED: 21:48, 4 June 2012 | UPDATED: 07:31, 5 June 2012

Freud famously wrote that depression was characterised by feelings of guilt or self-blame – and that was how it differed from ‘normal’ sadness.

Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt – even after their symptoms have subsided.


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