Depression And Alzheimer’s Disease Share Genetic Roots

Depression and Alzheimer’s disease share genetic roots

Epidemiological data have long linked depression with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive dementia that affects nearly 6 million Americans. Now, a new study identifies common genetic factors in both depression and AD. Importantly, the researchers found that depression played a causal role in AD development, and those with worse depression experienced a faster decline in memory.
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Psilocybin Treatment For Major Depression Effective For Up To A Year For Most Patients, Study Shows

Psilocybin treatment for major depression effective for up to a year for most patients, study shows

Previous studies have shown that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive disorder symptoms in adults for up to a month. Now, in a follow-up study of those participants, the researchers report that the substantial antidepressant effects of psilocybin-assisted therapy, given with supportive psychotherapy, may last at least a year for some patients.
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