Ketamine alleviates depressive symptoms quickly. However, the symptoms often reappear within a week. Neural connections strengthened by the quick treatment of depression are consolidated in the brain during the deep sleep periods of the following night, suggest researchers at the University of Helsinki.
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Presenting our poster at #nordicneuroscience . "Sleep integrates rapid antidepressant mechanisms". The work-in-progress, a novel hypothesis o…
Laughing gas has been shown to rapidly relieve symptoms of depression. A study links these effects to the ability of the gas to evoke molecular mechanisms associated with synaptic plasticity. The way this happens may be the key to understanding how rapid-acting antidepressants generally work.