New Anti-Depressant Could Work in Just Days?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A faster, more-effective class of anti-depressants may have been found by researchers at the University of Chicago.
Often anti-depressants can take weeks, even months, to improve the effects of major depressive disorder in patients. However, researchers were able to identify and effectively block a certain serotonin receptor subtype in the brains of mice, which brought a more rapid response. The mice showed a substantial decrease in behaviors associated with depression within 5 days. Researchers believe this receptor could be the target for a new class of anti-depressants in humans.
For more information, go to: http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2013/20131029-antidepressants.html
SOURCE: Molecular Psychiatry, October 2013
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