Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What Can Be Done About Depression

There have been several classes of drugs that have shown clear efficacy in treating the symptoms that define depression. All of these drugs have something in common. They all affect the action of one or more of a few neurotransmitters in the brain, specifically, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. Although these transmitters are closely related to each other and, in fact, convert from one to another, they stimulate somewhat different receptor sites in the brain. It appears that increasing the responses of the receptors to these transmitters has effects on many of the symptoms of depression. Different transmitters affect different symptoms,

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