Study: New Anti-Depression Drug Could Work Within Hours

Created: 12/12/2012 9:25 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A lifetime of depression could be turned around in just hours.

The National Institute for Health says it’s discovered a medication that can help the millions of Americans battling depression within hours.

Typical anti-depressants target serotonin, which is the chemical that controls happiness. But you can’t tell if anti-depressants are working for 4-6 weeks.

The new glutamate drug works on the neurons that control mood, and that medication seems to show results within hours.