Molecular and cellular mechanisms of antidepressant action.

  • Trevor Sharp
  • Published 2013 in Current topics in behavioral neurosciences


A long-standing theory is that brain monoamine signalling is critically involved in the mechanisms of antidepressant drug treatment. Theories on the nature of these mechanisms commenced with ideas developed in the 1960s that the drugs act simply by increasing monoamine availability in the synapse. However, this thinking has advanced remarkably in the last… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/7854_2012_216

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