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According to a new study, the brain protein MAO-B that was previously considered unimportant is now thought to play a larger role in regulating serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain. This finding has new implications in the treatment of depression, as adjusting the amounts of MAO-B in the brain could potentially become a new target in pharmaceutical treatment.
As more neurological discoveries emerge in the field of science, it is also good to remember that non-pharmaceutical measures such as psychotherapy are also crucial the process of recovery and coping with depression. Treatments for depression are unique to each individual that has it. If you or anyone you know are suffering from the symptoms of clinical depression, please call our clinic to book a consultation with one of our registered psychologists.
See full article by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health here.