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Anti-convulsant drug significantly reduced major depression symptoms

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Anti-convulsant drug significantly reduced major depression symptoms | EurekAlert! Science News

[FONT=&quot]NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2018) Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) exhibited a significant reduction of depressive symptoms after being treated with ezogabine, an FDA approved drug used to treat seizures.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]After treatment, patients showed a 45 percent reduction in depression, a significant reduction in anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure; and a significant increase in resilience.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]This is the first study to suggest that ezogabine, part of a class of drugs known as potassium channel openers, may have an antidepressant affect in humans.[/FONT]
 

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There are several anticonvulsant drugs that also work for psych issues. Lamictal and depakote are both anticonvulsants that work to stabilize mood. This isnt a new concept
 
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