Why Is Sense of Smell Affected by Depression?

by Zoonie

Question by crashtst: Why is sense of smell affected by depression?
I know that the olfactory bulbs (things that make you smell) are located right next to the nucleus accumbens (the so-called “pleasure center” in the brain) – and that both are part of the ancient limbic system, but seriously, why do people who experience depression often report a loss of a sense of smell?

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Answer by nana4141

Answer by itsjujubeans
I have major depression, and have had it for about 10 years, and my sense of smell is just fine.


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