neurogenesis - NewSci Feb 12 2000

Ian McLeod ian_mcleod at
Sat Mar 18 02:44:46 EST 2000

Brian Scott wrote:

This is not good news for the drug education bodies.  Does this mean that
drugs such as amphetamines can actually help people?  Or am I mistaking
amphetamines for something else?

Could we facilitate neurogenesis without drugs?  Meditation, anything that may
reduce stress and increase seratonin.

> R.S. Duman reported at a recent Society for Neuroscience meeting that
> several antidepressant drugs as well as electroconvulsive shock also
> increase neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus.  It's likely that anything
> that increases serotonin action will increase neurogenesis by an effect
> on proliferation of the progenitor cells.
> --
> Brian Scott
> brians at
> brians at
> "In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and
> there is nothing more to know; but in scientific pursuit there is
> continual food for discovery and wonder."  -  Victor Frankenstein
> (from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 1818)

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