Researchers have new developments in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
According to new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine, antidepressants may stop the formation of Alzheimer-related brain plaques.
The study found mice and adults who were given the antidepressant citalopram, sold under the brand name Celexa, experienced a significant drop in the production of a primary ingredient in brain plaques.
These plaques are a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The researchers say it is too early to prescribe antidepressants for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, but their study shows this is a topic worth studying more.