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Study Highlights New Target for Antidepressant Therapy

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
LONDON – The future development of a new class of antidepressants has edged closer, with the discovery of a molecular pathway that is fundamental to the development of depression. In depression, high levels of stress hormones such as glucocorticoids are linked to a reduced rate by which new brain cells develop – a process called neurogenesis.

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