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Neuroactive Steroids May Induce Prolonged Antidepressant Effects by Altering Brain States

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 8:00pm

New research led by neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine suggests the prolonged antidepressant effects of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid used therapeutically to treatĀ postpartum depression, may involve the ability of the compound to modify communication in an area of the brain important for mood and emotion regulation.

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