AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 3, 2017


Scientists Find New Path in brain to Ease Depression

Promising new target for antidepressants to help those where others have failed

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway offers a promising new target for developing a drug that could be effective in individuals for whom other antidepressants have failed. 

New antidepressant options are important because a significant number of patients do no adequately improve with currently available antidepressant drugs. The lifetime prevalence of major depressive disorder is between 10 to 20 percent of the population.

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