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Money is a divide across which many people feel comfortable hurling scorn. But the rich suffer depression and loneliness too -- and for very real reasons, say their psychologists.

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A tendency to get stuck in a pattern of negative thinking is common to the depressed person, writes Guardian opinion editor David Shariatmadari in a long consideration of the affliction. “Any set of thoughts that is repeated builds synaptic pathways,” one neuroscientist explains in the article. “Thoughts that are repeated over and over build structure into the brain and therefore increase their own likelihood.”

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