In Psychology Today :/

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has anyone seen this?




"But in the past several years, fascinating studies have begun to show that antidepressant medications actually cause neurogenesis--or the actual development of new brain cells.  SSRIs, lithium, valproic acid, and other classes of antidepressant medicines cause the growth of new brain cells in areas such as the hippocampus. Brain stimulation treatments such as electroconvulsive or magnetic stimulation treatment have the same effect.  Conversely, medicines that are not antidepressants do not cause neurogenesis.  Antidepressants appear to lead to increased size of neurons, and increased connectivity between brain cells. Indeed, neurologists are now starting to use SSRI antidepressants to help the brains of stroke victims recover more quickly."


Just because there's neurogenesis, doesn't mean that's a good thing. OF COURSE there is neurogenesis,  the brain has to try to remedy the effects of the drug.



what idiots do we have doing research these days???




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That was an interesting article. Thanks for sharing it. Some of it actually was good. The therapy and such. Scary to think they are now using antidepressants on stroke patients. Hopefully they don't end up in w/d afterwords!!

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