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Anti-convulsant drug significantly reduced major depression symptoms


Aug 6, 2010
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]


Poking the poodle
Apr 6, 2015
Instinctual Variant
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