Issue Date: November 27, 2017 | Web Date: November 20, 2017
New possible target for rapid antidepressants found
People with depression have to take currently available antidepressants for months before they start to get relief from their symptoms. But scientists are on the hunt for new, fast-acting antidepressants.
For example, ketamine can improve symptoms in a matter of hours, but comes with some undesirable side effects, such as hallucinations and out-of-body experiences. So researchers want to understand which cellular pathways ketamine turns on and off to find possible new antidepressant drug targets that . . .
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