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Depression and treatment with effective herbs

Fathinezhad, Z., Sewell, Robert, Lorigooini, Z. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. 2019. Depression and treatment with effective herbs. Current Pharmaceutical Design 25 (6) , pp. 738-745. 10.2174/1381612825666190402105803

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Depression is a common psychiatric disease and one of the main causes of disability worldwide. In spite of certain developments in this field, chemical and synthetic drugs used for the treatment of depression may disrupt the treatment process due to numerous side effects and high cost. Today, the goal of using a potential method for treating depression involves the use of medicinal and phytochemical plants, which have many therapeutic benefits. Studies have shown that medicinal plants affect the nervous system and exert antidepressant effects in various ways, including synaptic regulation of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine and inflammatory mediators. In this study, depression as well as the factors and mechanisms involved in its development are first addressed, and then medicinal plants effective in the treatment of depression along with their mechanisms of actions are reported.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression, biomarkers, bio-factors, mechanism, medicinal plants
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISSN: 1381-6128
Funders: None
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 12 July 2019
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2020 02:08

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