Psycho-Babble Neurotransmitters Thread 982742

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Interesting new research articles

Posted by pedr on April 13, 2011, at 22:52:40

In case you missed these :

Scientists Discover Anti-Anxiety Circuit in Brain Region Considered the Seat of Fear
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110309131930.htm

New Target for Developing Effective Anti-Depressants
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110412065800.htm

Turning Off Stress
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208101316.htm

Pete

 

Re: Interesting new research articles

Posted by mtdewcmu on April 14, 2011, at 16:35:01

In reply to Interesting new research articles, posted by pedr on April 13, 2011, at 22:52:40

Check out the one that I posted to the med board:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20110406/msgs/982815.html

It's not written for the lay reader. But if the results hold up, it could do some immediate good, as melatonin is OTC.

 

Re: Interesting new research articles mtdewcmu

Posted by pedr on April 14, 2011, at 23:40:36

In reply to Re: Interesting new research articles, posted by mtdewcmu on April 14, 2011, at 16:35:01

> Check out the one that I posted to the med board:
>
> http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20110406/msgs/982815.html
>
> It's not written for the lay reader. But if the results hold up, it could do some immediate good, as melatonin is OTC.

- but only if you are on Amphetamines long-term, yes?

 

Re: Interesting new research articles

Posted by mtdewcmu on April 15, 2011, at 7:53:09

In reply to Re: Interesting new research articles mtdewcmu, posted by pedr on April 14, 2011, at 23:40:36

> - but only if you are on Amphetamines long-term, yes?

I'm actually not sure. I haven't read the body of the paper yet, just the abstract. Obviously any finding that has been demonstrated only in rats is highly preliminary.

 

Re: Interesting new research articles

Posted by Questionmark on May 15, 2011, at 0:14:31

In reply to Interesting new research articles, posted by pedr on April 13, 2011, at 22:52:40

Wait a minute. The first article is saying that they found that strIctly stimulating the amygdala and no areas around it actually REDUCES anxiety? And that the opposite has always been believed because they were always inadvertently also stimulating areas arOUnd the amygdala??

i don't understand.
The amygdala is associated with a fear/anxiety response not just because of studies that stimulate this area, but functional brain scans as well, right?

Can someone help me understand this?

 

Re: Interesting new research articles

Posted by torridcalm on May 15, 2011, at 18:18:19

In reply to Re: Interesting new research articles mtdewcmu, posted by pedr on April 14, 2011, at 23:40:36

> > Check out the one that I posted to the med board:
> >
> > http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20110406/msgs/982815.html
> >
> > It's not written for the lay reader. But if the results hold up, it could do some immediate good, as melatonin is OTC.
>
> - but only if you are on Amphetamines long-term, yes?

The way my simple mind reads this info, suggests Melitonin will augment (is that the correct word) long term stimulat treatment. As long as we are on the subject I'm taking zantac and magnisium glycinate to potentiate my concerta. Any one trying this. I'll stop worrying about my high dose melatonin now

 

Re: Interesting new research articles

Posted by desolationrower on June 5, 2011, at 16:52:59

In reply to Re: Interesting new research articles, posted by Questionmark on May 15, 2011, at 0:14:31

> Wait a minute. The first article is saying that they found that strIctly stimulating the amygdala and no areas around it actually REDUCES anxiety? And that the opposite has always been believed because they were always inadvertently also stimulating areas arOUnd the amygdala??
>
> i don't understand.
> The amygdala is associated with a fear/anxiety response not just because of studies that stimulate this area, but functional brain scans as well, right?
>
> Can someone help me understand this?

i think of amygdala not as just 'fear' causing, but just a prod to simple, animalistic emotions. its where 'gut reactions' happen.

-d/r


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