People who suffer with repeated bouts of depression may be less able to form new memories, a study has found.
Those who suffer chronic depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus than healthy individuals, researchers discovered.
The mental illness tends to shrink this area of the brain, they said.
The hippocampus is the part associated with creating new memories, storing memories and connecting them to our emotions.
Memory and emotion are linked, as we tend to form memories around emotional events - for example we remember a person who made us laugh or embarrassed us.
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