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How can botulinum toxin help with depression?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, excessive drooling, excessive sweating, and migraines. It works by weakening the nerve-muscle connection, thus relaxing the tightened muscle. However, Botox has achieved most of its popularity in... click to read more

  • Tigran Makunts | Research Associate at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Ruben Abagyan | Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Sep 15, 2021
Could new synapses lift spirits?

In her memoir The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, author Mary Cregan reflects on a conversation with a psychiatrist, hours after an attempt on her own life: "Thinking of myself in this interview brings to mind an image: a miner, at the... click to read more

  • Puja Parekh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY, USA
  • Mitchell Murdock | PhD student at Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY, USA
  • Conor Liston | Professor at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 25, 2019