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Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice: New treatments for mood disorders?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-20) -- Researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu -- depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection. In a new study, scientists activated the immune system in mice to produce "despair-like" behavior that has similarities to depression [...]

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