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- n. An SSRE drug used to treat major depressive episodes, indicated as a thymoleptic.
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And a new drug, tianeptine, which is sold in France and some other countries (but not the U.S.), turns out to be as effective as Prozac-like antidepressants that keep the synapses well supplied with serotonin.
Further reading on tianeptine - an interesting compound by all accounts.
The new drug tianeptine made in France lowers serotonin.
Michaelis T, Watanabe T, Frahm J, de Biurrun G, et al. (2001) Stress-induced changes in cerebral metabolites, hippocampal volume, and cell proliferation are prevented by antidepressant treatment with tianeptine.
Schweizer MC, Ulbricht S, Reul JMHM (2006) Long-term voluntary exercise and the mouse hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis: impact of concurrent treatment with the antidepressant drug tianeptine.