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Animal Studies

2022 Feb 23


A New Potential Antidepressant: Dexmedetomidine Alleviates Neuropathic Pain-Induced Depression by Increasing Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus.


Studies have suggested dexmedetomidine (DEX) as a potential antidepressant. However, no relevant research exists on its effects and mechanisms in curing depression caused by chronic pain. Therefore, an understanding of DEX's role in depressive disorders proposes new approaches for antidepressant treatment.