Cool Post Alert!

There’s a great post up at Neurophilosophy on a stage II clinical trial for antidepressants.  The drug, BCI-540, stimulate neuronal growth.  Right now it’s hypothesized that antidepressants work, not via direct serotonin increases in the brain (in the case of SSRIs), but my promoting growth of neurons in the brain over a long period of time.  This new drug could circumvent all the side effects of SSRIs by causing neuronal growth directly.  I was going to do a post in the nearish future (one I get through all the other stuff I have to do) on SSRIs and BDNF, but for right now I definitely recommend heading over the read Neurophilosophy!

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