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How Neurological Syndromes Damage Your Brain

Author: Hanah Gomberg

Editor: Jacklynn Nguyen

Artist: Kimberly Arinton

Millions upon millions of people suffer from neurological syndromes such as anxiety or depression. In 2017, 284 million people were estimated to suffer from clinically diagnosed anxiety, this number, unfortunately, grows every year. Due to the chemical imbalances, overstimulation, and under-stimulation in the brain, these disorders can cause real long-term impacts. For example, patients with depression disproportionately suffer from hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen in their brains, causing potential inflammation and brain cell injury.