Antidepressants: Why They May Be Working not as We Thought They Do?

Neurobiology and brain chemistry may well be the most complicated fields in modern human anatomy studies. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the US and around the world and is one of the leading causes of disability. Image Credit: Nik Shuliahin / unsplash.com It costs the economy of the US 23 billion dollars in lost productivity every year. Fortunately, this condition is treatable, with antidepressants being prescribed in significant amounts in the recent years. But so they really work as we ...

Shock Therapy for Depression Treatment

Electric shock therapy for depression is used in cases when depression cannot be treated by traditional methods such as psychotherapies and antidepressants do not work. There are a lot of wrong assumptions about shock therapy for depression all of them based on the images from films and books where electroconvulsive therapy is represented as something pretty scary and intimidating. Moreover, it is also a common belief that it is fraught with severe cognitive changes and adverse effects. However, the truth is that t...