#SfN13 Tackling depression from both ends

Neurorexia

503.Mood Disorders: Preclinical Studies and Animal Models.

503.08. Characterization of CX614, an AMPAkine, as a fast onset antidepressant
HM JOURDI, M KABBAJ; 
Biomed. Sci., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL

503.09. Vortioxetine improves a reversal learning deficit in rats induced by serotonin depletion or chronic stress. DA MORILAK, A WALLACE, A PEHRSON, C SANCHEZ-MORILLO; Pharmacol. and Ctr. for Biomed. Neurosci., Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr., SAN ANTONIO, TX; Lundbeck Res. USA, Paramus, NJ

People generally consider depression as something purely emotional – an inescapable distaste towards oneself, an unshakable apathy towards the world, a persistent slow, sticky feeling of exhaustion, as if walking the path of life with glue on both feet.

Yet depression has a strong cognitive component, one so powerful that some scientists believe it to be the root of emotional imbalance. Many sufferers describe their thought patterns as “stuck in a rut”, where they’re only capable of framing things in a…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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