Ask Dr. Stephanie Dulawa About Faster-Onset Depression Treatments
Today, antidepressant medications can provide relief for many afflicted, but they require at least 2-4 weeks to start to take effect, which may seem an eternity for someone in the throes of this disease. Needless to say, medications which could start to act faster could be a huge boon for depression sufferers.
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D., at the University of Chicago, is the winner of the 2014 IMHRO / Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Depression Research Award in Memory of George Largay. She has already found a new class of compound which can relieve depression symptoms in mice in a mere 5 days. This week on Brain Waves she will explain her Rising Star-funded research aim to understand the mechanisms behind this precipitous effect in pursuit of faster-onset antidepressant medications for humans.
Watch her interview, and then feel free to sign in and ask Dr. Dulawa your own questions. She will be available to respond from today through July 25, 2014.
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