Animal Research Minute – Could antidepressants help heal the brain?

Well according to MSNBC, new research with mice suggests antidepressants can actually help brain cells
grow and survive after brain trauma. They could even improve brain function and memory. Mice that
were given an antidepressant after experiencing brain trauma had 70 percent more brain cells after one
month than mice that didn’t receive treatment. This new study shows that antidepressants could heal
both depression and the effects of brain trauma in people too. This study with mice is giving researchers
great insights into how to heal people living with brain trauma.

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