Psychology & Psychiatry

How depression and antidepressant drugs work

New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and brings together two hypotheses for the cause of depression. The research, led by Bernhard Lüscher, professor ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why does the placebo response work in treating depression?

(Medical Xpress)—In the past three decades, the power of placebos has gone through the roof in treating major depressive disorder. In clinical trials for treating depression over that period of time, researchers have reported ...

Neuroscience

New target structure for antidepressants on the horizon?

German scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich have compared the genomes of a total of 4,088 patients and 11,001 healthy control subjects from all over the world and identified a new risk gene variant ...

Neuroscience

Fetal exposure to drugs may affect infants' brain development

A new study demonstrates that in utero exposure to mother's antiepileptic or antidepressant medication may affect development of the newborn brain networks. In the study, novel mathematical methods were developed to allow ...

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