By Jenny Chen
The researchers took brain scans of 145 school-aged children. They also asked the caregivers to identify whether their kids had exhibited any symptoms of excessive guilt, such as apologizing constantly for minor misbehavior or feeling guilty about things that had happened a long time ago. The researchers found that feelings of extreme guilt correlated highly with smaller anterior insulas.
Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/childhood-guilt-adult-depression/384176/