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A Fast-Acting Antidepressant Appears Within Reach – Hours not Weeks

Study in mice suggests drug could bring new benefits in treating depression by lifting mood within hours, plus offer sustained effectiveness
For someone with depression in the midst of a crisis, there is no time to waste. Yet time is exactly what currently-available antidepressants require to take effect—often on the order of weeks.

A new study suggests a fast-acting antidepressant may be on the horizon. In mice, the drug produces evidence of a mood lift within 24 hours and then

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