It’s probably not what you think.
“The increase in despair that occurs across the 30s is generalized to the entire cohort, regardless of race, ethnicity, education, and geography,” the authors write.
Ketamine works its magic in a two-step process that first starts with the repair of brain circuits damaged by depression.
“We are not saying that depression is not heritable at all. It is. What we are saying is that depression is influenced by many many variants, and individually each of those has a miniscule effect.”
Sounds a bit too good to be true, I gotta admit!
The implications could also be huge for people with Alzheimer’s.
If nothing else, at least you’ll have some fun attending!
Zooming in on the secrets of the brain.
How’s your pound of gray matter feeling today?
Computer: “What is my purpose?”
MIT: “You spot depression!”
America has a hidden problem on its hands.
Researchers advise people to sleep in early in order to lessen the risk for depression.
One-third of American adults take at least one drug with depression as a side effect.
Depression can make both men and women infertile.
Graduate students are six times likelier to be depressed than the general population.
The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”
Researchers discovered a consistent link between sleep irregularity and repetitive negative thinking.
Turn that frown upside down? No, just accept that sometimes it’s OK to feel bad.