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Re: Neurogenesis and Depression: still an open deb

Posted by Emme on July 22, 2004, at 21:43:48

In reply to Neurogenesis and Depression: still an open debate, posted by pablo1 on July 22, 2004, at 10:59:01

I've often wondered about whether the anticonvulsants stimulate neurogenesis. I haven't found any information to that effect. They operate by different mechanisms than ADs, so perhaps they wouldn't be expected to promote neurogenesis. Maybe it hasn't been tested yet.

If neurogenesis should prove to be central in the treatment of depression, then would that mean that treatments that don't stimulate neurogenesis would be inferior? In other words, would such treatments band-aid symptoms without benefitting the brain as much? Or....might reducing depression and anxiety via other mechanisms allow neurogenesis to improve on its own without being a *direct* action of a particular drug? So much not known. You never know when the next paradigm shift will occur. Okay, it's late. I'm spaced out and rambling.




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