neurogenesis - NewSci Feb 12 2000
ian_mcleod at primus.com.au
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 eol.ca
> brians at interlog.com
> "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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