Antidepressants can be a lifesaver for those who are struggling with depression. The problem is an individual generally needs to be on the medication for three to four weeks before it becomes effective. Now, a Science Daily release reports that aside from ketamine, another medication has been identified as a rapid producer of an improvement in mood: scopolamine.
The habit of smoking is often defined as the most preventable cause of death. Now, new research suggests that depression puts an individual at risk of death as much as smoking – which could open up a whole new set of problems for those who suffer from the condition.