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Re: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/better-antidepr joe schmoe

Posted by SLS on March 4, 2013, at 18:32:48

In reply to Re: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/better-antidepr, posted by joe schmoe on March 4, 2013, at 17:15:34

> I thought that the explanation for the delayed effect was that AD's cause neurogenesis, and it takes several weeks for the new neurons to grow?
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> Seem to recall some study in rats showing this, where they experimented with a particular brain region to allow or prevent it from growing new neurons.
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> Also I thought dopamine boosters tended to make anxious people even worse. And a lot of depressed people suffer from anxiety too.

The thing that ketamine demonstrates so spectacularly is that it can encourage synaptogenesis and reinforce dendritic spines within hours of administration.


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