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What do antidepressants do to the brain?

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what do antipressants do to the brain
Posted Mon, 12 Aug 2013 in Depression
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 25 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

Antidepressants activate the brain and alleviate depression by numerous mechanisms some amongst them are as follows:

1) Neurogenesis- formation of new nerves. Depression leads to nerve inactivity, hence new nerves take charge and alleviate the effects of depression

2) Increase Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which is a activating chemical mediator.

3) Increase cortisol production which imp[rove the brain functioning.

Hope, I answered your query.

Please let me know if there are any other concerns.

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