Pupil Dilation May Help Predict Depression in Kids Already At Risk

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Emerging research suggests pupil dilation in children of depressed mothers when seeing an emotional image can help predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years. Dr. Brandon Gibb, a professor of psychology at Binghamton University in New York, said the new findings suggest physiological reactivity to sad stimuli can be a potential biomarker of depression risk for some kids. An important aspect of this finding is that pupillometry is an inexpensive tool that could be administered in family practice or pediatricians’ offices. The simple test can help identify

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Published By: Psych Central – Friday, 10 July, 2015

 

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