Stress study offers clues for new antidepressant drugs

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The number of Americans each year that struggle with anxiety and depressions are significantly high.  Even though, there are no systematic long-term studies of any drug lasting are 10 or more years. Still, S.S.R.I.’s have been used since the late 1980s and given to more than 40 million Americans.  The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2020, depression will rival heart disease as the health disorder with the highest global disease burden.

Scientists have made much progress with finding out which protein is responsible for the long detrimental effect of stress on cells.  Major depression affects about 20 percent of people at some time in their lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2020, depression will rival heart disease as the health disorder with the highest global disease burden.

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