Depressed? Try Some New Brain Cells

It may sound like science fiction, but the idea of growing new brain cells to treat depression just may work.

Antidepressants appear to stimulate the birth of new neurons indirectly, via a number of different mechanisms. Their neurogenic properties were discovered by chance only very recently, long after they came into use. With this in mind, the researchers at BrainCell, Inc. adopted the reverse approach, reasoning that drugs which stimulate neurogenesis directly may be effective as antidepressants.

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