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Magnesium For Depression: An Underexplored Treatment

Magnesium is regarded as an essential mineral for humans and functions as a cofactor in upwards of 300 biochemical processes throughout the body.  For example, magnesium is implicated in: ATP production, blood pressure regulation, bone development, glucose modulation, heart rhythm normalization, muscle and nerve function, plus protein synthesis.  Knowing that magnesium is essential for optimal …

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Namenda (Memantine) Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Namenda (Memantine) is a drug that was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  Research suggests that Namenda has a small effect in reducing symptoms among those diagnosed with moderate or severe cases of Alzheimer’s.  It appears to have no significant effect when administered to individuals diagnosed with milder cases …

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Lanicemine (AZD6765) For Treatment-Resistant Depression: NMDA Antagonist

Lanicemine (AZD6765) is an NMDA antagonist developed by the company AstraZeneca in hopes to help people with treatment-resistant depression. Let’s face it, if you have treatment-resistant depression, you are probably waiting for some sort of breakthrough in technology and/or a new class of drugs for treatment. Although many people find benefit from SSRI’s, TCA’s, and …

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