About the Guest: Dr. Lisa Monteggia is a neuroscientist and professor at Vanderbilt University. Among other things, her lab studies the mechanisms by which ketamine and other antidepressant drugs impact the brain.
Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes and Lisa Monteggia, PhD talk about research on psychiatric disorders of the brain. Dr. Monteggia described how psychiatric disorders like depression manifest in the brain, how traditional anti-depressant drugs like SSRIs work, and her research on how the drug ketamine can have rapid depressant effects in treatment-resistant patients.
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